3rd January

The first half of the day was rained off but a fairer afternoon saw a more of the same selection logged around the island: 6 Red-throated Divers and 2 Great Skuas passed through off the Bill, 4 Short-eared Owls and 2 Chiffchaffs were scattered between the Obs and Southwell, a storm-driven Shag dropped in at Southwell, 9 Great Northern Divers and a Black-necked Grebe were in Portland Harbour and 90 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, a Pale-bellied Brent, 37 Dunlin and the Redshank were at Ferrybridge.