14th January

Coverage-wise, today was a bit of a shocker even though the daylight hours actually turned out to be something of a window of opportunity between a pretty fierce weather front that passed through overnight and the onset of yet more wind and rain towards dusk. A Velvet Scoter that passed though off the Bill was easily the bird of the day; the only other reports were of the 2 wintering Blackcaps still at the Obs and an increase to 7 in the Slavonian Grebe tally in Portland Harbour.