28th November

Not a very inspiring day, with a blasting westerly and occasional very heavy showers limiting meaningful fieldwork. It was clear enough for a couple of hours after dawn for Goldfinches to get moving again, with 250 south at the Bill, but the only other reports from there were of a few of the regulars: 4 Purple Sandpipers, a Short-eared Owl and a Firecrest on the land and a Red-throated Diver through on the sea. Elsewhere, 8 Ravens flew south over Ferrybridge and 10 Black-necked Grebes and a Common Scoter were in Portland Harbour.

Three more Rusty-dot Pearl made it into the Obs moth-traps overnight in conditions that didn't look at all likely for anything to be on the wing.