1st March

Not at all surprisingly given the brisk north-westerly March begun pretty uneventfully. At the Bill the Black Redstart and Blackcap lingered on and 7 Common Scoter, 4 Red-throated Divers and a Great Skua passed through on the sea, but the year's first Snipe was the only obvious new arrival. Elsewhere, singles of Black Redstart and Chiffchaff were at Church Ope Cove and the Black Guillemot lingered on off Portland Castle.

A Hummingbird Hawk-moth was another first for the year at Weston.

Common Gull - Ferrybridge, 1st March 2015 © Pete Saunders