Two ‘ticks’ on this trip.
A birder at the Seaton Wetlands recommended the footpaths around Branscombe village sewage works as a good site for Goldcrest in the winter. The first visit failed but the second with a bit of prolonged lurking in the trees on the east path produced several Goldcrests, one of which I was able to photograph. Tricky conditions and a flighty bird but still very pleased.
Male Black Redstart
There have been serveral reports of Redstarts in the wider area but none seemed to 'stayers'. However a male and female pair were reported over several days in Portland so, as I was passing, I took the opportunity to look. Both were found quickly but only stayed for two minutes before heading off further into Portland. Great to see nevertheless.