3rd March

Oddly quiet on the migrant front today despite lovely, fine conditions that looked eminently suitable for visible passage if not for grounded newcomers. Another Chiffchaff at the Obs and a light trickle of Mediterranean Gulls through on the sea was all there was to report, bar a selection of continuing winterers that included 5 Black-throated Divers and 4 Slavonian Grebes in Portland Harbour.

These two showy Black-necked Grebes were amongst the day's Portland Harbour selection © Pete Saunders: