15th March

With the notable exception of perhaps the most showy Red Kite ever to visit Portland, that spent more than an hour roaming around the Bill before heading off to the north, today's tally of new arrivals was particularly meagre. The handful of other migrants at the Bill included little more than 7 Wheatears, 5 Fieldfares, 2 Chiffchaffs and a Redwing, with 4 Red-throated Divers and a Black-throated Diver all that could be mustered from the sea. Elsewhere the Iceland Gull remained at Ferrybridge.

   Red Kite - Portland Bill, 15th March 2014 © Joe Stockwell Yet another birding blog (top) and Martin Cade (bottom)