4th January

A new Iceland Gull that dropped in briefly at Chesil Cove was not wholly unexpected given the stormy conditions of the last few days. Regulars still on station included 10 Purple Sandpipers at the Bill, 2 Firecrests and the Yellow-browed Warbler at Pennsylvania Castle, 5 Great Northern Divers in Portland Harbour and 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Ferrybridge, whilst a single passing Red-throated Diver off the Bill was the only other seabird of note.