31st January

With a blasting, cold northery to contend with fieldwork wasn't exactly a pleasure today. The only additions to the sightings of recent days were a Merlin over the Windmills and 2 Kittiwakes that ventured into Portland Harbour; otherwise there was little change, with 7 Purple Sandpipers, 2 Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff at the Bill, another Chiffchaff at Weston, the Hooded Crow at the Grove pig farm and 3 Eider and the Black Guillemot in Portland Harbour (along with, according the news services, a miscellaneous selection of divers and grebes there).