19th November

With heavy showers appreciably more frequent than anticipated the welcome reduction in wind strength didn't herald the arrival of as many late migrants as it might. Visible passage over the Bill included 145 Wood Pigeons, 75 Chaffinches and 3 Bramblings, but arrivals on the ground there didn't get any better than 4 Redwings, a Chiffchaff and a Reed Bunting; the Siberian Lesser Whitethroat also surfaced for the first time in several days and singles of Purple Sandpiper and Short-eared Owl were about. Seawatching there came up with 6 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers and singles of Red-breasted Merganser and Great Skua. The 12 Goosanders were again about at Ferrybridge/Portland Harbour, with 6 Black-necked Grebes and a Great Northern Diver also in residence at the latter.