29th August

We're hoping that today marked some sort of autumn migration nadir but, looking at the weather forecast for the next few days, you wouldn't bank on it. The combination of a stiff northeasterly and mainly clear skies saw some visible migrants get on the move, including the first Osprey of the autumn, but grounded arrivals were only very thinly spread. 

Portland Bill
Migrants Swallow 600e, Wheatear 50, Yellow Wagtail 12, Willow Warbler 10, Whinchat 3, with singles including Osprey 1n, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and Goldcrest
Sea passage Lesser Black-backed Gull 14s, Balearic Shearwater 11e 1w, Common Scoter 2e, Arctic Skua 1.

Bar-tailed Godwit 2, Sanderling 1, Knot 1, Common Sandpiper 1.

Selected immigrants Obs: Rush Veneer 86, Rusty-dot Pearl 42, Pearly Underwing 11, Turnip 5, Dark Sword Grass 2, Delicate 2, Bordered Straw 2, Silver Y 2, European Corn-borer 1, Small Marbled 1.