Much better coverage today although in the drab, mild conditions it revealed little more than the regulars. Seawatching at the Bill came up with c4000 auks (again more than 90% were Razorbills), 16 Red-throated Divers, 8 Common Scoter and a Black-throated Diver, with the Purple Sandpiper tally on the shore back up to 8. One of the Black Redstarts was still at the Bill, with 2 again at Chesil Cove, whilst winterers elsewhere on the land included 10 Redwings at Avalanche Road and 2 Goldcrests and a Chiffchaff at Pennsylvania Castle. At least 13 Black-necked Grebes and an Eider were in Portland Harbour.
Late news for yesterday of 16 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Eider, 2 Teal, a Shelduck and a Common Scoter in Portland Harbour.