12th January

Dreary and chilly enough today to make field excursions not especially inviting today. The only reports were of a few of the regulars: 14 Common Scoter and 13 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill, 4 Purple Sandpipers, 3 Turnstones and singles of Grey Heron, Short-eared Owl and Redwing at the Bill, and singles of Black-throated Diver and Red-necked Grebe amongst the waterfowl selection in Portland Harbour.

A Bluefin Tuna was off the Bill - thought to be the first mid-winter record there.