4th March

Despite the weather improving by the day newcomers hardly featured today, with a Snipe at the Bill, a few Rooks overhead and an increase to 5 Stonechats at Barleycrates Lane about as good as it got. Long-stayers still about included singles of Purple Sandpiper, Black Redstart and Blackcap at the Bill, the Hooded Crow at the Grove and 12 Black-necked Grebes and a Great Northern Diver in Portland Harbour, whilst the only sea news concerned 3 Red-throated Divers off the Bill.

Carrion Crow 'turnstoning' to feed on snails - Bowers Quarry, 4th March 2015 © Ken Dolbear