8th November

A day of strong Southerlies again failed to produce anything of note on the land and, as expected, totals of birds came from the Northern extremities of Ferrybridge and the Cove. The birding highlight of the day came from a settled Gadwall at Ferrybridge (the first for the year), 7 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a lone Sandwich Tern, 37 Dunlin, and 2 Black-necked Grebes. The Cove produced a similar tally to yesterday with 3 Little Gulls, 2 Common Scoter and 2 Red-throated Divers. A marginally better day for passerines than yesterday, although that's not saying much, with a Yellow-browed Warbler at Fortuneswell and a Black Redstart at Reap Lane being the main highlights.

Its been a very poor year for thrush movements and this Fieldfare in Southwell is only the 47th record of the autumn © Debby Saunders: 

A known bird around Ferrybridge, this Brent Goose has returned to the Fleet flock every year since 2016 © Pete Saunders: 

Despite there being a good number of Gadwall just a few miles away at Radipole it is still an unusual sight to see within the boundaries of Portland © Pete Saunders: