Thursday, October 18th, 2018
A day of light north-westerly winds and sunny skies. Seawatching highlights included three dark-bellied Brent Geese (two north, one south), two Red-breasted Merganser and 16 Red-throated Divers south, three Manx Shearwaters and a Mediterranean Gull north, with two Bonxies and three Arctic Skuas heading in the opposite direction. Six Pintail and a Great Northern Diver flew past the Fog Station during the evening.
A Jack Snipe overflew South Landing. A total of nine Yellow-browed Warblers remained, as did the Barred Warbler (Bay Brambles) and Olive-backed Pipit (North Landing). Three Ring Ouzels, five Stonechats, a Wheatear, one Pied Flycatcher, seven Twite (flock of five and two singles on the outer head) and two Lesser Redpoll were also located. A Little Bunting near Old Fall and then west represented the first of the autumn.
West of the Dykes, Buckton attracted 170 Lapwing, 35 Golden Plovers, a Whinchat, 80 Skylark and two Snow Buntings.