25th November

A low-key day of clearer skies and a brisk north-westerly. Late passage was limited to a few dozen Chaffinches and Goldfinches and singles of Siskin and Reed Bunting through over the Bill, where a Firecrest was still about at the Obs and 2 Red-throated Divers and 2 Great Skuas passed though on the sea. Portland Harbour has been slow to get going so far this winter, with no more than 7 Black-necked Grebes and singles of Slavonian Grebe and Common Scoter found there today. In contrast, Ferrybridge remained busy, with 1400 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 14 Pale-bellied Brents, 36 Oystercatchers, a Redshank and a Short-eared Owl amongst the day's totals.

A Rusty-dot Pearl was the night's only immigrant moth at the Obs.