22nd August

Another little sprinkle of migrants today amongst which an Osprey over the Bill, 4 Garden Warblers at Culverwell and up-island singles of Redstart and Pied Flycatcher were about the best on offer. Numbers were nothing to shout about, with Tree Pipit, Sedge Warbler and Willow Warbler all only just getting into double figures at the Bill where the continuing lateness of the season was indicated by totals of just 7 Wheatears and 2 Yellow Wagtails. The sea was hardly more rewarding, with just 8 Balearic Shearwaters through off the Bill.

Ospreys usually motor through high overhead at the Bill so it was a bit of a novelty to get one close enough to quite easily confirm that it was a nice fresh juvenile © Martin Cade: