10th January

Despite thunder and lightning being added to the weather mix today there were also plenty of sunny spells that permitted a fair bit of coverage. The mid-week Blackcap resurfacing at the Obs was the only slightly unexpected find, with routine fare consisting of 5 Purple Sandpipers at the Bill, at least 2 Short-eared Owls at Southwell, 4 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver and a Great Skua through on the sea at the Bill and a Little Gull in Portland Harbour.