31st December

Another windy day to end what's been the most windy of years. Chesil Cove got plenty of looks and although up to 4 Little Gulls were ever present the Grey Phalarope that was spotted bobbing around off Chesil further up towards Ferrybridge didn't make it into the Cove itself. Routine recent fare still making the log included several Great Northern Divers in Portland Harbour, 2 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill, at least 2 Short-eared Owls at the Bill and the Firecrest at the Obs.

Finally, as something like the 15th year of the website/blog draws to a close we'd like to record a huge thanks to everyone who contributes records, photos, videos, sound recordings and whatever else we're able to use to make it so much more interesting than just a vehicle for our daily blurb and musings on Portland natural history happenings.

Little Gulls and Red-breasted Merganser - Chesil Cove and Portland Harbour, 31st December 2015 © Dave Foot (Little Gull video), Pete Saunders (Little Gull still upper), Duncan Walbridge (Little Gull still lower) and Joe Stockwell (RbMerganser)