23rd October

Another day of clear skies interrupted by unexpected, torrential showers. Much like yesterday, there was a steady passage of common overhead migrants including: 259 Linnets, 206 Goldfinches, 50 alba Wagtails and 17 Chaffinches. This selection also included three Bramblings, two Siskins and a Redpoll. On the deck, a Yellow-legged Gull in the flock below Culverwell was the main highlight with just a smattering of Goldcrests, Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps as a supporting cast. Elsewhere on the island, Ring Ouzels, Yellow-browed Warblers, Black Redstarts and the loitering Rosy Starling were the best we could muster.