23rd December

The quiet conditions of the last fortnight were well and truly blown away by the influence of the first decent Atlantic depression for a while that saw the wind freshen right up into gale force by the afternoon. Coverage was very limited, with the only worthwhile reports of 3 Common Scoter through off the Bill with another settled in Portland Harbour and 5 Purple Sandpipers and a Black Redstart at the Bill.

A lone Pearly Underwing at the Obs was the night's only immigrant moth capture.