5th February

Portland Bill Chiffchaff 1.

Blacknor Black Redstart 1.

We've also received some interesting feedback on various feather samples sent for analysis to Professor Martin Collinson and his team at the University of Aberdeen, most notably that the 'eastern' Lesser Whitethroat trapped at the Obs on 8th November 2020 was a Central Asian LWT C.c. halimodendri; although this subspecies has been suspected once or twice in the past this is the first genetically confirmed halimodendri for Portland and Dorset © Joe Stockwell (in hand top and in field) and Erin Taylor (in hand bottom):