6th October

Bright, blustery and not particularly migranty today. Some rather fitful diurnal passage of coasting birds that headed down over East Cliffs and then back up West Cliffs provided all the numbers that included 700 Meadow Pipits, 160 alba wagtails, 80 each of Goldfinch and Linnet,19 Skylarks; 5 Siskins, 3 Reed Buntings, a Grey Heron and a Merlin. It was considerably quieter on the ground, where the likes of singles of Golden Plover, Snipe, Whinchat, Reed Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher provided a little interest amongst the thin spread of Wheatears, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. Gulls blown to shore included 300 grounded Great Black-backs and 150 Kittiwakes, whilst 10 lingering Balearic Shearwaters and 10 passing Common Scoter were also of note offshore.