Still looking to the skies

1st October 2007 - sunny spells NE then SE 2/3/4
Extremely quiet over the sea (0700-1900) with just 28 Gannet, 18 Common Scoter, 17 Razorbill, 7 Red-throated Diver and 5 Kittiwake logged. However, at least 8 Shag continue to loiter.
Grounded Migrants
The poor autumn continues with just 2 Goldcrest and single Chiffchaff and Song Thrush.
Diurnal Migration
The majority of activity was again centred in the skies with morning totals including 3000 Meadow Pipit (up to 1000 birds/hour), 760 Linnet, 490 Swallow, 440 Pink-footed Goose, 390 alba Wagtail, 170 Skylark, 20 Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 House Sparrow, 2 House Martin, 2 Rook and single Redpoll and Siskin logged.
At least 3 Merlin and a Peregrine were seen.
Something of an influx with 25 Red Admiral and a Painted Lady recorded.