13th February

Not for want of looking there was precious little to report today: the Common Scoter flock remained off the Bill, a lone Red-throated Diver passed by and singles of Black Redstart and Chiffchaff were still about on the land.

Pretty well whatever we'd have found today would have been trumped by Simon Craft's Ross's Gull in the most unlikely of spots on the watermeadows just outside Dorchester - we'd couldn't think of one that'd been seen inland in Britain before this. Anyway, our late afternoon dash up there was highly successful © Martin Cade