A frustrating day all round with the second first for the recording area within the week but this one didn't play ball. A probable Pallas's Warbler was glimpsed early morning by the Back Meadow but never showed well, although was probably still present later on. To add to the day's frustrations a Swift species flew over Dead Dolphin Wood mid afternoon but clear views weren't possible. Also around the bushes today the first Firecrest of the autumn, 12 Goldcrest, three Chiffchaff, two Redpoll and a Brambling. Elsewhere a Short-eared Owl and Dartford Warbler on Warren Point.