The weather consisted of light variable winds in the morning, with a south-easterly breeze developing during the afternoon and sunny intervals featured throughout. Seawatching highlights included 25 Red-throated Divers flying south, along with six Sooty Shearwaters, a Balearic Shearwater and three Manx Shearwaters. Eight Wigeon, two Gadwall, 33 Teal and three Tufted Ducks also flew south, together with two Grey Plovers and 41 Knot. A creamcrown Marsh Harrier flew south over the Headland, with a Common Buzzard also present. Thornwick Pool attracted two Wigeon, six Teal, two Dunlin, one Knot and a Redshank, whilst 11 Whimbrel were on the Outer Head. The evening gull roost on the Golf Course contained a first-winter Caspian Gull and an adult Yellow-legged Gull.
Passerine migrants included an Icterine Warbler on the edge of the Gorse Field. There were also three Tree Pipits, 19 Redstarts, 16 Wheatears, eight Winchats, four Stonechats, eight Pied Flycatchers, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Grey Wagtail, three Goldcrests, a Reed Warbler, 11 Lesser Redpolls, 12 Siskins and a Lapland Bunting; the latter near the Lighthouse. In addition, 500 Linnets gathered at Thornwick.
West of the Dykes, the Icterine Warbler was re-trapped at Buckton, where there were also Marsh Harrier, Redstart, Reed Warbler and Garden Warbler.
Knot, Thornwick Pools, by Tony Simpson
first calendar-year Caspian Gull, Golf Course, by Martin Garner
Icterine Warbler, Buckton, by Dave Aitken
Lesser Redpoll, Whelkie Wynds, by Craig Thomas