6th March

Another lovely day for getting on with outdoors jobs but not at all productive for migrants. Meadow Pipits and alba wagtails again trickled over but arrivals on the ground consisted of little more than a few Stonechats (including 4 more at the Bill and 5 at Blacknor) and a Redwing at the Bill; sea passage included 10 Black-headed Gulls, 8 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers and 2 Teal through off Chesil and 3 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Brent Goose off the Bill. The best of the winter lingerers were again the Hooded Crow at the Grove and the Black Guillemot off Portland Castle.