12th January

The first drizzly rain of the month - not for long and not in any quantity - coupled with a freshening northwesterly gave a different complexion to the day but the birding remained at a very samey level; 2 Common Scoter, 2 Mediterranean Gulls and a Red-throated Diver passed through off the Bill, single Black Redstarts were still at Church Ope Cove and Chesil Cove and the Black-necked Grebe flock and singles of Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver and Slavonian Grebe were still about in Portland Harbour.

Five Bottle-nosed Dolphins were off the Bill with the long-staying singleton still in Portland Harbour.