5th January

Portland Bill: Red-throated Diver 9, Purple Sandpiper 8, Great Northern Diver 1, Blackcap 1.
Pennsylvania Castle: Firecrest 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Goldcrest 1.
Blacknor: Black Redstart 1.
Portland Harbour/Ferrybridge: Black-necked Grebe 8, Great Northern Diver 2, Eider 2, Black-throated Diver 1, Pale-bellied Brent Goose 1.

It won't be lost on regular visitors to the blog that our abilities to find something to write about nothing in particular have finally been defeated by the current samey nature of the birding and we've reverted to a simple list of sightings - the narrative will return just as soon as things pick up!

Eider and Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Portland Harbour/Ferrybridge this morning © Pete Saunders: