Ortolan Bunting surprise

31st August 2008 - overcast, rain soon/calm
The day began brightly when an Ortolan Bunting showed well at times (0855-1005) before the rain set in to dampen spirits and no further sightings were forthcoming.
Although there were no coordinated observations undertaken records included 30 Sandwich Tern, 3 Shag and 2 Arctic Skua (1 dark, 1 pale).
Diurnal Migration
Further evidence of movement included 100 Swallow, 20 alba Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit, 10 Sand Martin, 6 Grey Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit and 3 Swift.
Grounded Migrants
Five Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Greenshank were the pick of the waders.
At least 6 Little Egret and a single Merlin were logged.