7th January

A good many disincentives to spending time in the field today, notably the wild weather than saw the day dawn wet and windy and end showery and windy, with a only a short, brighter respite in between. A Manx Shearwater through off the Bill - the second sighting this week of a bird that's far from annual in mid-winter - was the day's only storm-driven oddity; the only other reports were of a high-ish total of 19 Fulmars, along with 2 more Red-throated Divers, also through off the Bill, 5 Purple Sandpipers and the Cetti's Warbler still there and a Black Redstart still at Chesil Cove.