4th January

All too frequent heavy showers didn't prevent a fair bit of coverage of the island but there were few surprises to show for the effort. On the sea, another 4 Red-throated Divers passed through off the Bill and a Little Gull lingered off Chesil, whilst a few wrecked Kittiwakes were about at Ferrybridge/Portland Harbour. Routine fare on the land included 6 Purple Sandpipers, 3 Short-eared Owls, a Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest at the Bill.

Kittiwake - Ferrybridge, 4th January 2016 Debby Saunders