31st December

A rather low-key end to the year with the arrival of breezier and milder conditions restricting interest to a modest selection of the regulars. Two Great Skuas lingered off the Bill for a while where 6 Red-throated Divers and 4 Common Scoter passed through, 3 Purple Sandpipers and 2 Blackcaps remained at the Bill where better coverage of the East Cliffs resulted in a total of 4 Black Redstarts making the log, the Eider and Black Guillemot were still off Portland Castle and 16 Black-necked Grebes were again off Sandsfoot Castle.