Things seemed to be grinding slowly to a halt for a couple of days. There were still migrants around in good numbers, but little seemed to be arriving to replace those birds that departed overnight. New birds on the 24th included a Short-eared Owl, a Woodcock and a Peregrine, while 16 Dunnocks and 13 Chiffchaffs were seen and Robins remained in triple figures. A Swallow and a Lapland Bunting were the highlights of a very blustery 25th. A flock of up to 18 Bramblings was in the crop field outside the observatory on both days, and most of them were caught and ringed.