7th March

Barring an interlude of light rain either side of midday today's relatively quiet conditions saw a little bit of movement overhead and on the sea. Offshore, the first passing Sandwich Tern of the spring was the pick of a selection that otherwise included 115 Kittiwakes, 13 Red-throated Divers, 9 arriving Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 2 Mediterranean Gulls. Passerines arriving from the south included 7 Meadow Pipits, 3 alba wagtails, 3 Carrion Crows and a Siskin. It remained pretty deadly on the ground at the Bill, with a lone Redwing of note along with the continuing Hooded Crow hybrid and a few of the regular winterers. Elsewhere a Black Redstart was at Fortuneswell and 2 Black-necked Grebes remained in Portland Harbour.