11th January

Not as mild as yesterday in a noticeable north-easterly but pleasantly sunny throughout. Sadly, there was far less coverage and the day's only reports were of singles of Lapwing and Firecrest at the Bill, 15 Common Scoter and a Red-throated Diver through on the sea there, another Firecrest at Easton and a Tufted Duck - along with the 3 released Great Bustards - through at Ferrybridge.

Never a particularly easy bird to get on a Portland year-list, today's fly-by Tufted Duck at Ferrybridge was bird of the day © Debby Saunders:

The released Great Bustards have been kicking around along the Fleet since they made their last visit to Portland back in mid-December; they looked as though they were heading back to the island again this morning but chickened out and headed back up the Fleet © Debby Saunders (the single) and Pete Saunders (two together):