22nd March

Lots more fair weather today although still feely decidedly chilly in the at times quite fresh north-easterly. Sadly the conditions were not at all favourable for dropping migrants and in terms of numbers it was pretty hopeless on the land, with minor interest limited to 4 Redwings, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Firecrests (including one new arrival) and singles of Water Rail and Black Redstart at the Bill, a Fieldfare at the Grove and 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Ferrybridge. The sea was hardly any better, with 15 Common Scoter and 7 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill and 12 Brent Geese, 10 Common Scoter, 5 Red-throated Divers, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Black-throated Diver through off Chesil.

two-tailed Wall Lizard - St Andrew's Church, 22nd March 2015 © Ken Dolbear

...seemingly, two-tailed lizards aren't actually that unusual - the additional appendage apparently grows after damage to the original tail.