24th December

Portland Bill Red-throated Diver 5w, Common Scoter 40etc, Golden Plover 1, Purple Sandpiper 9, Black Redstart 1, Cetti's Warbler 1.

Reap Lane Cirl Bunting 1.

Portland Castle Black Redstart 1.

Portland Harbour Great Northern Diver 1, Eider 3.

The Reap Lane Cirl Bunting can be a frustratingly tricky bird to find, as much because it's often extremely confiding and not in the least spooked by the close approach of either humans or horses - rather, it seems perfectly happy to scratch about on the ground at close range where it's very easy to overlook © Martin Cade: