27th December

Today came up with a considerable surprise of the wrong sort, with there being no sign all day of the Barred Warbler at the Obs; 2 Blackcaps remained there, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Great Skua passed through on the sea, a Merlin flew south at Portland Castle and a Great Northern Diver, an Eider and the Black Guillemot were in Portland Harbour.

Bookshop opening times
With Christmas now out of the way our weekend volunteers will be taking a well-earned break and the bookshop will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays throughout January and February. We'll usually still be able to open the shop on request but if you're travelling any distance to buy a book we'd recommend you give us a quick ring beforehand to make sure we'll be about. Normal opening times will resume in March.