25th November

Whilst today's drop in the wind made for more pleasant conditions in the field, it did not appear to greatly alter the general mix of birds present. Around the Bill, 9 Purple Sandpipers, 3 Turnstones and 1 Black Redstart were logged, with a single Chiffchaff and 2 Water Rails heard calling at Culverwell. Elsewhere, 2 Great Northern Divers were at Portland Harbour, 1 adult Little Gull was at Chesil Cove and 3 Goosanders, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and a late Swallow were at Ferrybridge. A scattering of Black Redstarts away from the Bill included singles at Southwell, Hamm Beach and the Cove.