4th December

A relentlessly dreary, damp and chilly day. A handful of thrushes made landfall at the Bill, amongst which a most unexpected prize was another late Ring Ouzel that headed off north after spending a few minutes in and around the Obs garden; a Little Egret and a Lapwing were also new there, a Red-throated Diver passed by on the sea and 4 Purple Sandpipers and a Blackcap were still present; elsewhere a Pheasant at Southwell, a Lapwing at Barleycrates Lane and 2 Black Redstarts  at Blacknor were all of note.

Ring Ouzel - Portland Bill, 4th December 2014 © Martin Cade