23rd January

Disappointingly low-key today with nothing much more to report than the long-stayers, which included 2 each of Short-eared Owl, Black Redstart, Chiffchaff and Firecrest and the single Blackcap at the Bill, singles of Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Southwell, another Black Redstart at Blacknor, another Firecrest at the Grove and the Sandwich Tern in Portland Harbour; finch numbers continued to creep up in places and included 15 Greenfinches at the Obs and 75 Goldfinches at Blacknor today.