10th December

Yesterday's rather bleak weather prognosis proved to be way wide of the mark, with the gale and rain that had blown through overnight no more than a precursor to the arrival of milder air and more relatively quiet conditions. That said, the only birds taking advantage seemed to be the lingerers, amongst which the Rosy Starling and Yellow-browed Warbler again provided the quality. Odds and ends at the Bill included 2 each of Black Redstart and Redpoll, a Grey Heron, the 2 Eider again settled offshore and 4 Red-throated and a Black-throated Diver through on the sea.