9th November

Just a dribble of late passage today with little to excite. A minor 'crest-fest reported from the Grove - 3 Firecrests and a Goldcrest which is almost as many 'crests as have been seen at one time anywhere on the island this autumn - was as good as it got on the ground where the only contributions from the Bill were 2 each of Short-eared Owl and Black Redstart. A few thrushes, Starlings and finches on the move overhead included 250 Goldfinches leaving at the Bill where another late Swallow put in an appearance. The sea ticked over, with 205 Kittiwakes, 99 Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Red-throated Divers of note off the Bill.