28th November

Calm, quiet and peaceful the day saw little in the way of new arrivals on the land (with the exception of a small influx of just under 30 Long-tailed Tits in the 8 Kings/ Water-works Quarry), but a passage of small gulls at sea early on provided some much needed variety. At the north end of the island a Black-throated Diver near Osprey Quay was the first since the 23rd. 

The not-too-distant Black-throated Diver near Portland Castle © Pete Saunders:

The Eiders in the harbour have been showing well, displaying how difficult taking off must be when permanently dressed in a duvet © Debby Saunders (above), © Pete Saunders (below):