16th January

Much better coverage today although in the drab, mild conditions it revealed little more than the regulars. Seawatching at the Bill came up with c4000 auks (again more than 90% were Razorbills), 16 Red-throated Divers, 8 Common Scoter and a Black-throated Diver, with the Purple Sandpiper tally on the shore back up to 8. One of the Black Redstarts was still at the Bill, with 2 again at Chesil Cove, whilst winterers elsewhere on the land included 10 Redwings at Avalanche Road and 2 Goldcrests and a Chiffchaff at Pennsylvania Castle. At least 13 Black-necked Grebes and an Eider were in Portland Harbour.
Late news for yesterday of 16 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Eider, 2 Teal, a Shelduck and a Common Scoter in Portland Harbour.