10th November

In gradually deteriorating conditions there were odds and ends of interest everywhere without there being anything really out of the ordinary. New arrivals of note included a Long-tailed Duck through at Ferrybridge, a Black-throated Diver in Portland Harbour, single Firecrests at Wakeham and Pennsylvania Castle, and a Corn Bunting at the Bill. On the ground a Wheatear lingered on at the Bill and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was again at Pennsylvania Castle but newcomers were few and far between; overhead passage was limited to one small flock of Wood Pigeons milling around over the Bill and 150 Starlings arriving from the south there. A lot of seawatching at the Bill eventually came up with 2 Pomarine Skuas and singles of Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Brent Goose, Great Skua, Arctic Skua and Little Gull, whilst 2 Great Northern Divers and the Black Guillemot were still about in Portland Harbour.

Small numbers of immigrant moths were again on the wing, with 11 Rusty-dot Pearl, 2 Diamond-back Moth and singles of Rush Veneer, Gem, Pearly Underwing and Silver Y caught overnight at the Obs.