This morning was very windy with heavy showers, making going out just about impossible. By lunchtime though, the rain had stopped and the wind eased a bit leaving a lovely warm sunny, if still breezy, afternoon.
So it was off north on foot via the coast path to Craster and back.
Although I wasnt lucky enough to find any scarce let alone rares, a nice scattering of common migrants boosted the OFFH list.
Spotted Flycatcher 3
Redstart 1 male
Grasshopper Warbler 1 on the path had me excited briefly until its identity was revealed. Still good to find a none singer...
Chiffchaff 4 ( included one feeding a new juvenile, very late.)
This Spotted Fly taking its life into its own hands with its latest meal. It can be seen to be a juvenile bird due to the white dots on the lesser coverts and uppertail coverts ( top pic).
The sea was very rough indeed with huge breakers pounding the shore.
OFFH List 147