5th January

The very low-key start to the year continued with another samey selection from around the island: 10 Purple Sandpiper at the Bill, 2 each of Red-throated Diver and Common Scoter through on the sea there, 2 Firecrests and the Yellow-browed Warbler at Church Ope Cove and 7 Great Northern Divers, 6 Black-necked Grebes and a Slavonian Grebe in Portland Harbour.

A not so usual view of a Great Crested Grebe at Ferrybridge this morning © Pete Saunders: