21st February

Still the odd newcomers showing up but overall today was another dregs of winter day. Two Black Redstarts at Weston were the pick of the arrivals, although there wasn't much to give them a run for their money, with a couple of inbound Carrion Crows arriving over the sea at the Bill the next best offering. Offshore, another 13 Common Scoter and 10 Red-throated Divers passed the Bill, where 4 Purple Sandpipers, 3 Rooks and a Merlin provided interest on the land. Elsewhere the Pale-bellied Brent Goose was still at Ferrybridge and 2 Slavonian Grebes, a Black-throated Diver, an Eider and the Black Guillemot were in Portland Harbour.


Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Peregrine and Fulmar - Ferrybridge and West Cliffs, 21st February 2015 © Pete Saunders (Pale-bellied Brent and Peregrine) and Ken Dolbear (Fulmar)