27th November

Not such easy birding on a windy and frequently wet day and not much evidence of things having changed, with the Siberian Chiffchaff and several Chiffchaffs still at Portland Castle, 8 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and the Sandwich Tern at Ferrybridge and Black Redstarts at the Bill (2), Reap Lane and Blacknor. A Red-throated Diver was new in Portland Harbour, with 3 also flying over Ferrybridge and another through off the Bill, but passerine arrivals was limited to 35 Goldfinches, 7 Redwings and a Fieldfare through at the Bill and 2 Song Thrushes through over Ferrybridge.

Red-throated Divers - Ferrybridge, 27th November 2015 © Pete Saunders