Well, I've been suffering from a drought when it comes to finding rare birds. Thankfully, that drought came to an end today. Yesterday, went up to Portland with high hopes, but came away with nothing other than 35 Balearic Shearwaters. A Yellow-legged Gull at Radipole was the only other bird of note seen yesterday. Back to today and back up to Portland. Barleycrates and Reap Lane were pretty crap, then did the Hump/Suckthumb Quarry area, where 40 Willow Warblers and a single Garden Warbler gave me some hope. Then it was off to the Bill. Eventually after a walk up through Culverwell and around part of the top fields, I found myself at Eight Kings Quarry. Let's be fair, after seeing pretty much diddly squit, my hard work finally paid off with views of a Hippolais warbler. After a short wait, it came out into the open, revealing it's identity as an Icterine Warbler. After the east coast stealing the show today, it was good to finally bring Portland into the game. 3 Redstarts and a couple of Spotted Flycatchers were the only other migrants of note seen after finding the Icky. So, what could have been a incredibly disappointing day, was salvaged by one bird. And now for a few pics.