3rd February

Despite the strength of the wind a fair selection of the winterers showed to keep most of the visitors happy: 5 Short-eared Owls and singles of Barn Owl, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Firecrest remained at the Bill, 5 Red-throated Divers and 2 Common Scoter passed through on the sea there, the Pheasant and Goldcrest were still at Southwell and 4 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Slavonian Grebes, a Great Northern Diver and a Common Scoter were in Portland Harbour.

Short-eared Owl - Southwell, 3rd February 2016 © Pete Saunders