What a dreadful day! Low cloud, persistent rain and almost darkness all day. I lost hope of birds until a lull in the downpour over the lunch period. Then a number of birds were seen feeding in the garden. Three Cirl Buntings, 2 Black Redstarts, 2 Sardinian Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps and a Pied Flycatcher appeared. In addition a splendid Robin came into view. This species is a winter visitor here and this was the first of the autumn.