Rain curtails sightings

3rd October 2007 - overcast/murky, rain soon SSE3/4/5
Observations (0700-1900) produced 67 Common Scoter, 42 Razorbill, 35 Gannet, 7 Shag, 4 Pintail, 4 Red-throated Diver, 4 Guillemot and 3 Arctic Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Totals remain sparse with just 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear and single Redwing and Goldcrest logged.
Diurnal Migration
Much reduced on recent days with just 250 Meadow Pipit, 35 Skylark, 35 alba Wagtail, 25 Linnet, 10 Pink-footed Goose, 6 Swallow, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Grey Wagtail and a Siskin moving through before the rain set in.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Spotted Redshank remains and 18 Greenshank were seen.
At least 2 Merlin remain on the island.
A Canary-shouldered Thorn was new for the year.