25th February

In the gaps between heavy rain showers the sun shone brightly and you could almost be tricked into thinking that spring was on its way. Further early passage at the Bill came in the form of a trickle of arriving Meadow Pipits and the first 2 Carrion Crows of the season in off the sea; 2 more Red-throated Divers also passed by on the sea. The harbour was also a little livelier with the return of the Red-necked Grebe as well as 5 Great Northern Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 5 Black-necked Grebes and 6 Common Scoter.

In addition to the avian hints of spring the moth-traps have also begun to liven up just a little, with early season fare at the Obs including this routine quartet - Mottled Grey, Common Quaker, Early Grey and Hebrew Character © Martin Cade

And finally, three little videos taken recently at the Bill by Chris Hull: