13th February

With a good part of the morning and the end the afternoon rained off birding opportunities were limited today. There were few surprises amongst what was on offer, with singles of Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Firecrest still at the Bill, 3 Red-throated Divers through on the sea there, a Sandwich Tern at Ferrybridge and 20 Great Crested Grebes, 7 Great Northern Divers, 3 Slavonian Grebes and 2 Black-necked Grebes in Portland Harbour.

Great Crested Grebe, Dunlins, Raven and Chiffchaff - Portland Bill, 13th February 2016 © Debby Saunders (GCGrebe and Dunlins), Tony Hovell (Raven) and Martin Cade (Chiffchaff)

And many thanks indeed to Andrew Sloane for taking the trouble to send us a record shot of yesterday's Puffin off the Bill: