13th January

Portland Bill: auk spp c30000/hour early morning, Red-throated Diver 3.
Pennsylvania Castle: Firecrest 1.
Ferrybridge: Turnstone 16.
Portland Harbour: Eider 1.

Some of the Turnstones at Ferrybridge this morning (the count of 16 was the highest there since last autumn) © Debby Saunders:

As seems to have become customary at this time of year there are now very few large gulls loitering on the fields at the Bill so ring-readings have dwindled; however, there are usually a few small gulls to keep an eye on at Ferrybridge - this Black-headed Gull there yesterday was first ringed (as an adult male) in a breeding colony in north-east Germany in May 2013 and has spent most winters since then in the Weymouth/Portland area © Debby Saunders: