27th November

The reappearance of the ringed Cetti's Warbler and Firecrest in the obs garden this morning just goes to show what may have been tucked away in the wet and windy weather of the last week. Sea passage off the Bill included 7 Common Scoter, 5 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, 18 Common Gulls, 49 Kittiwake and 19 Mediterranean Gulls with a total of 3 Black Redstarts also present. At Portland Harbour, a single Leach's Petrel was logged, alongside 5 Great Northern Divers, 3 Black-necked Grebes and 2 Eider as well as the lingering Common Tern. Totals from Ferrybridge included 1 Goosander, c200 Dunlin, c30 Ringed Plover, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese.

Today's Leach's Petrel and Common Tern from Portland Harbour © Pete Saunders