13th November

A fierce south-easterly gale hampered searches for the Dusky Warbler that was heard during the morning but couldn't be found at all once the wind had abated a little later in the day; 2 Redwings and a Woodcock were new arrivals at Avalanche Road, but the only other reports from the land were of the long-staying Wheatear lingering on at the Bill and a Black Redstart at Portland Castle. For the best part of the day the conditions were too severe for anything much to be moving on the sea but the slight improvement during the afternoon saw 4 Great Skuas, 2 Pomarine Skuas and another 2 unseasonable Puffins make the list at the Bill; the Black Guillemot was also still in Portland Harbour.