14th December

Seabird numbers have been on the up in recent days, with a notable total of c600 Kittiwakes lingering off the Bill this morning; the semi-resident 2 Eider were also offshore, with 9 settled Common Scoter and 2 passing Red-throated Divers also logged. An overflying Guillemot was an oddity at Ferrybridge, with a storm-blown Kittiwake over the road in Portland Harbour. Other than these snippets of sea interest, the Rosy Starling was still at Easton, the 3 Redpolls were still at the Bill, a Black Redstart was again at Portland Castle and the usual scatter of divers, grebes and wildfowl were at Portland Harbour/Ferrybridge.