24th September

Well, the summer couldn't last forever, and todays displays of howling westerlies and intermittent showers gave sudden flashbacks to last years washout of an October. The birds were a tad thin on the ground but a Pomarine Skua past the Bill on the morning sea watch added a touch of variety to what would have been a rather uneventful day. Away from the obs, a wind driven Grey Phalarope arrived at the Cove, whilst the pair of Little Stints remained at Ferrybridge with two Bar-tailed Godwits and singles of Sanderling and Grey Plover. The centre of the island appeared a relatively bird-free zone until the flock of Long-tailed Tits passed through accompanied by good numbers of Chiffchaffs, three Goldcrests and a Firecrest