3rd February

Although it was quite a surprise to wake to a decent dusting of snow it was quickly apparent that there'd been almost no response from the birds, with a fly-over Golden Plover and perhaps a couple of extra Redwings pretty much all there was on offer by way of arrivals at the Bill. The 2 Blackcaps and single Chiffchaff were still at the Obs, 9 Red-throated Divers, a Common Scoter and a Great Skua passed through off the Bill, a Merlin was about at the Windmills and 2 Shelducks and a Pale-bellied Brent Goose were at Ferrybridge.

Portland Bill - 3rd February 2015 © Martin Cade