20th December

The onset of some pretty steady rain through the middle of the day restricted coverage to early and late. A few Redwings were still on the move, with 21 over Blacknor and 7 at the Bill, but land sightings otherwise consisted of 2 Black Redstarts at Blacknor and an out of usual range Pheasant at Ferrybridge; there was no news either way on the Hume's Warbler. Despite a continuing dearth of the likes of auks offshore the sea was still worth attention, with 27 Red-throated Divers and 9 Common Scoter through off the Bill; 2 Wigeon also passed through Portland Harbour where the 3 Eider were still present, whilst nearby at Ferrybridge the Goosander tally remained on 13.