9th January

With the wind-chill taking the apparent temperature well below zero it wasn't exactly inviting outdoors today but there were a few rewards to tap into, notable amongst which was a Spoonbill that dropped in for a few minutes at Ferrybridge. Four Velvet Scoters and a Pochard through off the Bill, 2 Ringed Plover settled on the shore there and a Teal settled in Portland Harbour provided some further quality, whilst regulars on offer included 5 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill, 4 Purple Sandpipers and a Black Redstart there, at least 2 more Black Redstarts elsewhere and the usual selection of divers and grebes in Portland Harbour.

The Spoonbill during its all too brief stop at Ferrybridge © Martin Adlam Port and Wey