12th February

A few more scraps of movement today, with singles of Redwing and Fieldfare at the Bill and 27 Brent Geese, 6 Shelducks, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Curlew through off Chesil. In increasingly breezy and at times even damp conditions what other coverage there was revealed just a few of the regulars.

There's far from any concerted momentum to the little snippets of passage logged so far but it's nice to see some birds like today's Fieldfare have been minded to get moving © Martin Cade:

Moth happenings have been very limited indeed, even in last night's calm and mild conditions, and what firsts for the year have been showing up aren't in any way early: last night's first Hebrew Character from the Grove moth-trap was a month later than last year's first emergence ©  Martin Cade: