8th January

The sea came up with the best of the quality today, with 2 Great Skuas, a Pomarine Skua and at least 1 Arctic Skua lingering off the Bill; 2 Red-throated Divers also passed through there. The only other reports were of 7 Purple Sandpipers and a Black Redstart at the Bill, a Chiffchaff at Southwell and 3 Eider in Portland Harbour.

Grey Heron, Shag and Black-necked Grebes at Portland Harbour on a sunnier day last week © Nick Stantiford: