With light winds again on the last day of the month suddenly the first signs of September passage. A Marsh Harrier was a star bird passing through, also a female Sparrowhawk. The first 2 Goldcrests of the autumn proper were in the paddocks with a couple of Willow Warblers. A Purple Sandpiper appeared briefly, as often happens in summer prior to the wintering birds arriving at the end of October or early November. A flock of 75 Canada Geese was logged and 6 Arctic Terns were on the sea.