1st March

With the threat of rain enough to deter most potential fieldworkers the only reports from prior to its setting in were of a showy Black-throated Diver at the Portland Marina and singles of Red-throated Diver and Common Scoter through off the Bill. Cursory coverage at the Bill in clearer conditions late in the day revealed nothing more than the usual 2 Firecrests and 2 Chiffchaffs at the Obs.

Black-throated Diver - Portland Harbour, 1st March 2016 © Pete Saunders