9th January

A blustery but very mild day that saw nothing much change. The Hooded Crow and the Black Guillemot at the Grove and off Portland Castle respectively got most of the attention, whilst the 2 Blackcaps remained at the Obs and a lone Red-throated Diver passed through off the Bill; a count of 16 Greenfinches at the Obs was the highest there this winter - a sad reflection on the current demise of what until recently was one of the commonest mid-winter inhabitants of the garden.