9th February

Lingering too long outdoors wasn't much fun today under a leaden sky and in a brisk and increasingly raw easterly. The Hume's Warbler was spotted at least once during the morning at Thumb Lane before it headed off and was lost in the buddleia scrub around Suckthumb Quarry. The day's other reports were all from the Bill where a migrant Carrion Crow arrived in off the sea, 3 Shelduck and a Red-throated Diver passed by and 11 Purple Sandpipers, 4 Long-tailed Tits and a Black Redstart were about on the land.