13th January

A surprisingly number of observers about for a blustery, chilly and at times wet mid-week day. Many of the regulars put in appearances, including 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Ferrybridge, 15 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Great Northern Divers, 3 Slavonian Grebes, 2 Eider and the Black Guillemot in Portland Harbour, a Black Redstart at Blacknor, the Hooded Crow at the Grove, 6 Purple Sandpipers, a Redwing and a Blackcap at the Bill and 2 Common Scoter and a Red-throated Diver through off the Bill.