4th October

In blustery, dreary southwesterly conditions what relatively little attention that was given to the land confirmed only that migrants seemed to have given migration a miss, with barely into double figure totals at the Bill of even the usually commonest arrivals and nothing in any way unexpected. At least for a while early in the morning the sea was more rewarding numbers-wise, with 1400 auks, 185 Kittiwakes and 20 Balearic Shearwaters through off the Bill.

The mild night saw a huge increase in routine moths on the wing but immigrant activity - at least, anything that hinted at renewed cross-Channel movement - was almost non-existent.