25th April

On a mainly overcast, cooler and breezier day both land and sea ticked over in terms of numbers, with both providing nuggets of interest that included an overflying Hawfinch at Easton, singles of Garganey and Velvet Scoter through offshore and another report from a member of the public of a Hoopoe seen briefly at north Portland. A good selection on the ground saw most of the later spring migrants represented, as well as tardy oddities such as singles of Goldcrest and Bullfinch at the Bill; in the overcast conditions it was quieter overhead but a lone Hobby through at Southwell was of note. Waders provided the bulk of the numbers on the sea, including 209 Bar-tailed Godwits through off Chesil; skuas were limited to just 3 each of Arctic and Great off Chesil and the Bill.