22nd December

It didn't get any better today, particularly for one of the wintering Chiffchaffs at the Bill that was picked up dead as a road casualty; the only live sightings there worth a mention were of one of the Firecrests still at the Obs and a single Common Scoter through on the sea. Elsewhere, at least 1 Great Northern Diver remained in Portland Harbour.

A single Rusty-dot Pearl at the Grove was the only immigrant moth caught overnight.

Black Redstarts - Chesil Cove, December 2015 © Joe Stockwell
...two of the Cove winterers photographed a few days ago.