13th February

The relentless, biting southeasterly remained in play for another day and coverage was perfunctory at best. Odd newcomers at the Bill included singles of Teal and Fieldfare on the land and an increase to 22 Common Scoter settled offshore; 10 Lapwings and 4 Snipe were also dotted about on the land, the 2 long-staying Eider were settled offshore and 9 Red-throated Divers passed by on the sea. The Blackcap was still at Southwell and 3 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Great Northern Divers and a Slavonian Grebe were again off Hamm Beach.

The Portland Harbour grebe-fest wasn't such a spectacle today but a nice close comparison of Black-necked and Slavonian is always a worthwhile little event © Debby Saunders: