16th March

Disappointingly little taking advantage today of the warmth and sunshine of one of the nicest days of the year to date. With no more than low single figure totals of common migrants at the Bill it was left to 3 Short-eared Owls, 3 Firecrests and singles of Great Spotted Woodpecker, White Wagtail, Black Redstart and Bullfinch on the land and 100 Common Gulls and 3 Red-throated Divers through on the sea to provide the interest at the Bill. Elsewhere, the Lesser Whitethroat remained at Southwell, a Little Gull passed through off Chesil and 3 Slavonian Grebes were still in Portland Harbour.