30th October

What can we say about today that we haven't said about the majority of days this autumn? Clear skies led to another clear out of birds with movements of winter migrants limited to just 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Pintail, 6 Lapwings, 100 Chaffinches, 4 Bramblings, and a Yellow-browed Warbler behind the Museum. Another Cetti's Warbler was located at the Avalanche Hump, its been a remarkably good year for the species on Portland with this being the 7th record.

The Short-eared Owls are often obliging, but its not every day that one decides to pitch up and perform for everyone on a post viewable from the Obs patio © Martin Cade: