1st December

A meagre tally of new arrivals today despite beautifully sunny and calm conditions for getting out looking. A Short-eared Owl arriving in off the sea, 4 Redwings and singles of Swallow, Fieldfare and Redpoll made up the additions at the Bill where long-stayers included 3 more Redpolls and singles of Merlin, Black Redstart, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest; 4 Red-throated Divers also passed through on the sea there. The only reports from elsewhere were of both Pallas's Warblers still in private gardens at Weston and a routine selection of divers, grebes and a couple of Black Redstarts in or beside Portland Harbour.

A Red Admiral was on the wing in Top Fields at the Bill.