2nd January

A complete turn-about in the weather saw a chilly breeze and sunny skies replace yesterday's cloud and rain. A selection of what have become the winter regulars included 7 Turnstones and 4 Purple Sandpipers at the Bill, 3 Brent Geese through on the sea there, a Chiffchaff at Blacknor and 11 Goosanders, 2 Black-necked Grebes, a Great Northern Diver and an Eider in Portland Harbour.