29th January

Very showery and unpleasantly cold in the vicious wind today. Apart from the discovery of a second Red-necked Grebe in Portland Harbour the day's fieldwork did little more than confirm the continuing presence of many of the winterers: 2 Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff at the Obs, the Hooded Crow at the Grove and 18 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Slavonian Grebes, 2 Red-necked Grebes, 2 Eider and the Black Guillemot in Portland Harbour.