30th December

A more of the same day, with 2 Fieldfares and a Lapwing at the Bill and another Fieldfare at Portland Castle were the only obvious signs of a response to the continuing overnight frosts. Routine list-padders at the Bill included 13 Red-throated Divers through on the sea and 4 Purple Sandpipers, 2 Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff still about on the land, 3 Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest were at Portland Castle, whilst the day's Portland Harbour assortment included 16 Black-necked Grebes, 5 Great Northern Divers, 4 Eiders, 2 Slavonian Grebes and the Black Guillemot.