17th February


One of the Portland Harbour Black-necked Grebes was showing blisteringly well today © Pete Saunders:

Great Northern Diver - one of five there today - overhead at Portland Harbour © Pete Saunders:

Yesterday's arrival of Stonechats proved to be the precursors to some more northbound passage overnight, when Redwings were dropped to audible height once fog set in during the early hours - the nocmig recorder at the Obs logged 106 calls between 01:00 and 02:30 before movement fizzled out:

It seems that moth migration has been vectored away from Portland during the spell of renewed movement that's been evident in the latter part of this week; however, the year's first Rush Veneer and another Silver-spotted Veneer were decent rewards from last night's trapping at the Obs © Martin Cade: