29th December

Portland Bill Red-throated Diver 3w, Common Scoter 40etc, Purple Sandpiper 5, Turnstone 2.

Sweethill Redwing 1.

Reap Lane Cirl Bunting 1.

Weston Black Redstart 1.

Chiswell Black Redstart 2.

Ferrybridge Shelduck 2, Pale-bellied Brent Goose 2, Bar-tailed Godwit 4.

Portland Harbour Black-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 4, Red-necked Grebe 1, Black-necked Grebe 1, Eider 4, Kittiwake 1.

The Cirl Bunting continues to show at Reap Lane © Alan Mayell...

...whilst among the day's other regulars there were Pale-bellied Brents back at Ferrybridge during the morning © Pete Saunders:

After yesterday's wind and rain that culminated in a pretty fierce gale for a few hours either side of midnight we half expected to be seeing or hearing about something nice like a Leach's Petrel this morning but the only storm-driven stray reported was this Kittiwake in Portland Harbour © Pete Saunders: