The first Willow Warbler of the autumn arrived today after some drizzly rain, the main passage is expected in about 2 or 3 weeks if the conditions are suitable. The best of the rest today was a single Common Sandpiper and a Manx shearwater seen out to sea with 3 Gannets and a Red-breasted Merganser. Fourteen Whimbrel was an impressive total.
Another Wheatear passed through the island today. Waders included 85 Dunlin, 84 Sanderling and 85 Curlew.