Light winds and forecast overcast skies led me to believe there could possibly be a small arrival this morning but the day started brighter than forecast and it was a fairly standard slow morning. I visited Belle Tout, Birling, Shooters, the OTA and Radio mast bushes.
A Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher (RB), c10 Willow Warbler were the best in terms of obvious migrants, Common Whitethroat activity was frenetic perhaps numbers slightly bolstered by some passage birds with c30 seen this morning. Linnet’s too seem to be visible or audible at every turn. The first newly fledged Stonechat was clumsily learning the ropes at Birling Gap.
A quick seawatch for an hour in the evening of the 3rd (before the storm swept in) produced 5 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 21 Med. Gull, 3 Turnstone and a slow passage of Gannet and Kittiwake all east of course.