6th December

Increasingly windy weather limited coverage today and the only real oddity making the list was the Pennsylvania Castle Yellow-browed Warbler that was heard but couldn't be seen. A Common Buzzard heading south over Ferrybridge was slightly unexpected for the time of year and 5 Mute Swans and a Black-throated Diver also over there were of note but otherwise the sightings were much as in recent days: 3 Purple Sandpipers and a Firecrest at the Bill, 3 Red-throated Divers through on the sea there, 7 Goosanders still in Portland Harbour and 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese still at Ferrybridge.

A party of 15 Bottle-nosed Dolphins were off the Bill during the morning.

Two Rusty-dot Pearl and a White-speck were the only immigrant moths trapped overnight at the Obs.

This morning's Black-throated Diver over Ferrybridge © Pete Saunders: