7th November

Another change in the wind brought with it some milder air. The traditional November fare continued with a flurry of Goldcrests, this time bringing with them at least two Firecrests and a new Yellow-browed Warbler. A smattering of autumnal migrants around the Bill included two apiece of Great Northern Diver and Merlin, singles of Fieldfare and Black Redstart, as well as seven Bramblings. The day's highlight came as a Great Egret came in straight over the Obs garden making this a record year for the species. Away from the Obs, the Rosy Starling continued its monumental stay in Easton. 

Portland's Great White Egret tally reflects the huge increase in national records: unrecorded during the first five decades of fieldwork but now regular enough that today's bird was the sixth recorded this year alone © Martin Cade:

The Southwell gardens continue to attract Goldcrests, bringing Yellow-browed Warblers with them - three of the latter have now been recorded in as many days © Pete Saunders: