24th January

This week's Coot aside(!) winter birding has rather stagnated just lately and without a pretty profound shake-up in the weather it's hard to see much changing until the first spring migrants start showing up next month. Today's samey batch of sightings included the Black Guillemot off Portland Castle, the Hooded Crow at the Grove, 4 Purple Sandpipers, 2 Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff at the Bill and 11 Red-throated Divers through on the sea off the Bill.

Greenland White-fronted Goose - Radipole Lake RSPB, 15th January 2015 © Martin Cade

...sadly nothing to do with Portland but always a good bird for the Weymouth area and, in this case, a first for Radipole.