10th November

The length of the day-list continues to shorten with the current spell of quiet, mild weather not really doing any favours when it comes to dropping late arrivals. A small flurry of 70 or so Redwings was the best of it at the Bill, where 120 departing Goldfinches, 7 Bramblings, 6 Fieldfares, a Black Redstart and a Blackcap were also logged along with a Jay - the latter presumed to be a reappearance of the weekend bird although that wasn't established for certain; elsewhere, 2 Swallows were at Wakeham, the Black Brant was amongst the brents at Ferrybridge and a Great Northern Diver was in Portland Harbour. Two Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver passed by off the Bill.