12th December

Not much change today, with a passing Great Skua off the Bill the only legacy of what had been a pretty stormy night. Both the Barred Warbler and Blackcap lingered on at the Obs but 2 Black Redstarts at Chesil Cove represented the only other report of note from the land. Portland Harbour remained quite busy, with 12 Black-necked Grebes, 5 Great Northern Divers, 4 Eider, 2 Common Scoter and singles of Black-throated Diver, Slavonian Grebe and Black Guillemot still in residence; 3 Red-throated Divers and a Common Scoter passed through off the Bill.