8th October

A dramatic change in the wind saw it swing round to the south west, and our hopes were renewed, not for a Siberian migrant, but an American vagrant. Our frankly thorough and exhaustive search of the islands hotspots didn't turn up 'the biggie', in fact it was left to a lone Woodlark, amongst the gathering Skylarks, to represent the only new passerine migrant at the Bill. Away from the obs, the cove benefitted from the change in wind as three Grey Phalaropes arrived to escape the wild seas. Lingering migrants included the long-staying Rosy Starling at Easton and the Yellow-browed Warbler remained in the garden. Other migrants were thin on the ground with just a Merlin left harassing the now depleted Meadow Pipit flocks.