25th February

A day that looked to have some promise after much milder air arrived overnight ended up as a real disappointment with nothing new putting in an appearance. The only reports were of the Blackcap still at the Obs, a lone Red-throated Diver through off the Bill, at least 200 Mediterranean Gulls at Ferrybridge and a Black-throated Diver and the Black Guillemot still in Portland Harbour.


Green Shieldbug and Hawthorn Shieldbug - Portland Bill, 25th February 2015 © Ken Dolbear
...two more spring shieldbugs from the Obs garden.