18th September

Very slow going again today with the forecast cloud cover coming to nothing. The clear sky and warm sunshine did prompt an almost constant stream of Swallows into departing, with sample counts suggesting a well into four figure total being involved. On the ground it was far quieter with a light scatter of Blackcaps making up the bulk of the numbers; the Obs Quarry Wryneck remained in situ but precious little else of note was uncovered. The Balearic Shearwaters offshore were largely becalmed and numbered up to 15 at times off the Bill.