1st December

Today's positively quiet conditions were the cue for another late pulse of passage, with 560 southbound Goldfinches hastening through over the Bill; 7 Linnets were tagging along but there didn't look to be any sign of new arrivals on the ground, where the likes of the Firecrest at the Obs, Black Redstarts at the Bill, Blacknor and Chesil Cove, the Siberian Chiffchaff at Portland Castle and 15 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were all still about. Reports from the water included a Great Northern Diver and the Common Scoter in Portland Harbour and singles of Great Northern Diver and Brent Goose through off the Bill.