17th January

With heavy rain within sight out in the Channel today was comprehensively overcast with very little coverage. A Great Skua lingering off the Bill was a first for the year but the only other reports were of a Red-throated Diver through offshore and 5 Purple Sandpipers still about at the Bill tip.

Late news for yesterday: the year's first Merlin was at the Bill, a Chiffchaff was at Southwell and a Goosander was in Portland Harbour.