26th January

Maybe not surprisingly considering out chilly the air's got with a stiff southeasterly blowing off the Continent, today came up with a nice little pulse of cold weather movement: 5 Golden Plovers and singles of Lapwing, Snipe and Redwing showed up at the Bill, 4 Lapwings headed over Southwell, 10 Fieldfares, 8 Redwings, 6 Lapwings and singles of Greylag Goose and Golden Plover were at Barleycrates Lane, 37 Lapwings headed north over Priory Corner and a Teal passed through Portland Harbour. A rather comprehensive list of regulars included 7 Purple Sandpipers and 2 Black Redstarts at the Bill, 5 Common Scoter and 3 Red-throated Divers through on the sea there, 2 more Black Redstarts at Weston/Blacknor, 205 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 3 Pale-bellied Brents, 60 Dunlin, 17 Bar-tailed Godwits and 16 Ringed Plover at Ferrybridge and 2 Goosanders in Portland Harbour.

The 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Ferrybridge this morning © Pete Saunders: