25th December

Another decent day for some pre- or post-lunch coverage, with one or two minor surprises to show: a Merlin was the first for over a week so mightn't be the bird that had looked like it was set to winter; a Fieldfare was also new there, whilst extras included the 3 Redpolls and a Black Redstart still about, one of the Eider still settled offshore and 2 Red-throated Divers through on the sea. Elsewhere, the Red-necked Grebe was still in Portland Harbour and a Chiffchaff was at the Grove.