8th December

The continuing presence of the Barred Warbler ensured that there were far more visitors than would be usual on a day of north-westerlies in December; a bit disappointingly though, for the majority the Obs was just one stop on a merry-go-round of Dorset sub-rarities so there was actually precious little coverage of most of the island. A Redwing was new at the Obs and 11 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Eider, 2 Common Scoter, a Great Northern Diver and the Black Guillemot were in Portland Harbour.