23rd December

It was back to square one with the weather as yesterday sunshine was replaced by constant low cloud and occasional drizzle. The day's only new arrivals were a Lapwing at the Bill and an extra Blackcap joining the long-staying bird at Weston. The Yellow-browed Warbler showed up again at Pennsylvania Castle where there were also 3 Goldcrests and 2 Firecrests, the Red-backed Grebe was again in Portland Harbour and 13 Red-throated Divers and a Brent Goose passed by off the Bill.

Two Rusty-dot Pearls trapped overnight at Southwell provided the first immigrant moth interest for a few days.