13th September

Just as it was looking like the promising conditions of dawn had failed to deliver so a surprise popped up in the form of a Glossy Ibis heading overhead at Easton - now recorded for three years in succession and with five records in total this seemingly rather unlikely visitor is becoming an almost expected occasional stray to the island. Commoner migrant weren't plentiful, with little evidence from the nocmig recorder of much on the move overnight - that no doubt accounted for the lack of arrivals at dawn - and with the sky remaining heavily overcast until well into the morning less than might be hoped by way of visible passage. Singles of Merlin, Snipe and White Wagtail were as interesting as it got amongst the thin spread of routine migrants at the Bill, where 3 Balearic Shearwaters also passed by on the sea.