With the wind stuck in the north west again hopes were not high for any migration this morning, so the first Chiffchaff of the autumn was a pleasant surprise together with about 6 Willow Warblers, four of which travelled together down the sheltered east side of the island. The 2 Wheatears seen were also taking advantage of the gardens away from their usual habitat on the open ground on the west side. Best bird of the day was a Stonechat found initially in the paddocks and showing frequently perched on the bungalow fences etc. A flock of 40 House Martins erupted from the east side gutter and disappeared although 1 or 2 more passed with a Sand Martin and 32 Swallows. Terns were well down in numbers with only a dozen or so Sandwich and about 100 Common on the shore. A brief sea watch was unproductive with no Skuas or Gannets showing and just a single Razorbill on the sea, although 62 Sanderling flew by in small groups. Two Whimbrel were noted and 6 bar-tailed Godwits fed in the flooding gutter before the tide but there was no sign of the 2 early arrival Brent which have been seen from Friday and over the weekend.