19th December

The spell of quiet, calm conditions continued although it feel a little chillier and a band a drizzly rain materialised during the afternoon. The Hume's Warbler lingered on at Avalanche Road but routine looks at the Bill area accounted for most of what other coverage there was: 5 Red-throated Divers and 3 Common Scoter passed through on the sea, whilst likely winterers included 6 Purple Sandpipers and singles of Water Rail, Black Redstart, Chiffchaff and Reed Bunting.

Despite the dip in temperature there were still immigrant moths about, with overnight captures of a Silver Y at the Obs and singles of Diamond-back Moth and Rusty-dot Pearl at the Grove.