2nd December

Still uniformly dreary and breezy but seemingly not inclement enough to stop another trickle of departing finches from passing through at the Bill, where 211 Goldfinches and 19 Linnets left to the south during the morning; 3 Redwings were the only obvious grounded arrivals there, with another 43 also dropping in briefly at Portland Castle. The sea was constantly busy with feeding Gannets, gulls and auks off the Bill, where 2 Great Skuas and a Black-throated Diver also passing through. The day's other reports were of the Siberian Chiffchaff and Black Redstart still at Portland Castle, singles of Great Northern Diver and Common Scoter in the Harbour and 5 Purple Sandpipers and the long-staying Red-legged Partridge still at the Bill.