11th February

It was again much too pleasant and mild not to take the trouble to get out in the field and there were a few finds of minor interest to add to the variety of regulars that were on offer. The Bill's only contribution to this list was a lingering Brent Goose, but the Church Ope Cove area chipped in with the year's first Blackcap and a good total of 4 Chiffchaffs, whilst Portland Harbour saw an additional Common Scoter join the long-staying duo there and there were a minimum of 3 and perhaps as many as 5 Black-throated Divers in the harbour.