4th February

A nice enough day of quieter, overcast conditions, but lacking any notable changes on the birding front. A Great Crested Grebe settled off East Cliffs at the Bill was a newcomer, with a now customary back-up cast of 3 Short-eared Owls, 3 Firecrests and singles of Purple Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Black Redstart and Chiffchaff on the land there and 5 Common Scoter through on the sea. The Portland Harbour list included 10 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Slavonian Grebes, 2 Great Northern Divers and singles of Common Scoter and Sandwich Tern.

Firecrest - Portland Bill, 4th February 2016 © Martin Cade