4th December

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A day of sunshine was welcome, even if the wind remained a feature throughout. Goldfinches were still on the move, with 220 south at the Bill during the morning, but with the exception of 14 Linnets also through overhead and the usual Black Redstart and Firecrest at the Bill and Black Redstart and Siberian Chiffchaff at Portland Castle there wasn't much more action on the land. A Little Auk reported from Portland Marina during the morning couldn't be found in a later search, seawatching at the Bill turned up singles of Red-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver off the Bill, whilst 2 more Great Northern Divers, 6 Wigeon and a new Sandwich Tern passed over at Ferrybridge.

Great Northern Diver - Ferrybridge, 4th December 2015 © Pete Saunders