15th December

Not much change today save for the appearance of a Great Skua amongst the gull flock off the Bill. The Black Brant showed up again at Ferrybridge, 2 Black-throated Divers were still in Portland Harbour and other regulars included singles of Black Redstart and Blackcap at Weston, 2 Redwings and a Firecrest at Pennsylvania Castle, the Black Redstart at Church Ope Cove and singles of Chiffchaff and Firecrest at the Bill. Eight Red-throated Divers passed through off the Bill.

A party of 10 or so Bottle-nosed Dolphins lingered off East Cliffs at the Bill for a while during the morning.

Judging by the numbers of bass fishermen still active off the Bill - and the increasing numbers of common seabirds lingering there - there's plenty of food about for the Bottle-nosed Dolphins © Martin Cade:

The Black Brant pitched up again at Ferrybridge this morning © Pete Saunders: