2nd December

It seems that today's clear and sunny conditions were quite at odds with those faced on the mainland, with reports of thick fog from those intrepid fieldworkers travelling to Portland from further up-county. There was little change in the birding, with 10 Red-Throated Divers and a Great Northern Diver off the Bill, with an additional Black Redstart at Blacknor and 2 Blackcaps at Southwell. Elsewhere, 3 Great Northern Divers were seen off Portland Castle, as well as a Slavonian Grebe and 3 Black-neck Grebes across the harbour at Castle Cove. 

It may have been a quiet day on the birding front, but it did end with a rather impressive sunset © Jodie Henderson