8th February

With the crisp sunshine of the last few days replaced by grey skies, occasional drizzle and a constantly freshening westerly there was little enthusiasm for fieldwork and the only reports were of 8 Red-throated Divers and 2 Common Scoter through off the Bill.

Three Harbour Porpoises were watched heading west off the Bill during the morning.

Decorating and renovating the Obs is no small undertaking and involves an awful lot of rigmarole before the paint rollers can even be wielded: