4th December

The extremely miserable conditions continued, with not a glimmer of brightness in the sky and hardly a glimmer of interest on the bird front. Three Redwings were new at the Bill, where 2 passing Wigeon could just about be made out amongst what looked to be pretty decent numbers of birds offshore. Elsewhere, singles of Grey Plover and Knot were of note at Ferrybridge, with 4 passing Goosanders and 10 Shelducks new at Portland Harbour; long-stayers in that area included 6 Pale-bellied Brents, the 2 settled Goosanders and one of the Eider.