29th December

A nice sunny day saw a fair bit of coverage of the island. A Little Gull in Portland Harbour was the first for some time, whilst the diver tally there increased to 9 Great Northerns and a Black-throated. Seven Red-throated Divers passed through off the Bill, where 5 Purple Sandpipers, at least 1 Short-eared Owl and a Firecrest were still about; singles of Chiffchaff and Goldcrest were also still at Southwell.

In the face of more blasting wind it was too much to hope that immigrant moth interest would be maintained and rewards from the night ran to no more than singles of Rush Veneer, Rusty-dot Pearl and Silver Y at the Obs and another Silver Y at Weston.