3rd January

In the continuing quiet, chilly conditions Goosander and Snipe - the former in Portland Harbour and the latter at the Bill - were additions to the year list. Another 8 Red-throated Divers, 2 Brent Geese, 2 Common Scoter and a Mediterranean Gull passed by off the Bill, 4 Purple Sandpipers, 3 Short-eared Owls and 2 Redwings were again knocking about on the land there and single Black Redstarts were still at Church Ope Cove, Blacknor and Chesil Cove.