20th December

Precious few changes today in the prevailing quiet conditions, with many of the established winterers getting on the day list: singles of Grey Heron and Firecrest at the Bill and Goldcrest and Chiffchaff at Southwell, 2 Firecrests and the Yellow-browed Warbler at Pennsylvania Castle, the Black Redstart at Haylands and the Blackcap at Weston, 11 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Black-throated Divers and the Red-necked Grebe in Portland Harbour and a Great Northern Diver at Ferrybridge. The only seawatch reports were of 11 Common Scoter and 4 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill.

A Rusty-dot Pearl was the only moth trapped overnight at the Obs.

One of the regular Grey Herons at Ferrybridge this morning © Pete Saunders: