11th December

The Barred Warbler continued its vigil around the apples at the Obs and there was another surprise unseasonable sighting today in the form of a passing Swallow at Ferrybridge. With it still more than windy enough to deter most routine coverage of the land the only other reports from there were of single Black Redstarts at Blacknor, Easton and Yeates Corner. Three Eider, 2 Common Scoter and a Great Northern Diver were in Portland Harbour, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were still at Ferrybridge and 3 Great Skuas passed through off the Bill.