24th January

Snow, what snow? As is usually the case Portland missed out on any of the white stuff and was for the most part bathed in pleasant sunshine once the early rain had passed. The now customary list of odds and ends from the day included the Eider still offshore and a single Red-throated Diver through off the Bill, the 3 Redpolls and a Black Redstart still at the Bill, 2 Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff - together with 70 Goldfinches - at Southwell, the Rosy Starling still at Easton and singles of Great Spotted Woodpecker and Redwing also there.