9th November

Overhead passage was again the order of the day, with the weak weather front that passed over in the late hours of the night producing neither rainfall nor grounded migrants. Passing Chaffinches and Goldfinches both topped 200 at the Bill, where 100 Linnets, 40 Bramblings, 19 each of Redwing and Redpoll, 16 Siskins, 7 Greenfinches, 3 Hawfinches (one of these - or another? - also passed over at Southwell), 2 Swallows, a Golden Plover and a Mistle Thrush made up the rest of the morning's tally. What relatively little there was on the ground at the Bill included 4 each of Chiffchaff and Firecrest (2 of the former and 1 of the latter were new arrivals), 3 Snipe, 2 Bullfinches and a Blackcap. Reports from elsewhere included a Ring Ouzel at Penn's Weare, 2 Hawfinches at Easton, 2 Black Redstarts at Chesil Cove and 2 Mute Swans and a Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Ferrybridge.

Another White-speck, along with singles of Rusty-dot Pearl and Pearly Underwing, constituted the overnight immigrant moth interest at the Obs.

Hawfinches keep showing up and Joe Stockwell managed another nice recording of one of them over the Obs this morning:

Long-tailed Tits also remain a feature, with this group in a garden at Southwell © Debby Saunders: