12th October

Portland didn't fare nearly as badly on the weather front as points westward but it was still way too windy for any serious coverage of the land and too blown out to have expected much reward from the sea. The Yellow-browed Warbler remained at the Obs although getting any more than a glimpse of it required considerable perseverance; the land returned precious little else bar a lingering a Firecrest also still at the Obs. The sea got plenty of attention but 3 Balearic Shearwaters, a Sooty Shearwater and a Great Skua were as good as it got at the Bill.