22nd January

A still and quite overcast day lent itself to close inspection of Portland Harbour, with a Goosander and increases in Black-necked Grebes and Eiders to at least 16 and 5 respectively the chief rewards; the usual scatter of other waterfowl were also still present as was one of the Black Redstarts close to the shoreline. At the Bill the recent increase in Red-throated Divers continued with 21 through, whilst 2 Collared Doves were the first this year to make it right out to the Obs.