7th March

The quest for early migrants was quickly dropped from the agenda today when news came through of the discovery of a Bonaparte's Gull off Chesil Cove - the first ever 'get-able' record for Portland; although tricky to catch up with there it soon turned up on the falling tide at Ferrybridge where it showed extremely well for a time before become rather troublesome again. With most other fieldwork taking a backseat the only other reports were of a Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Ferrybridge, 2 somewhat incongruous Canada Geese off Portland Castle, the Hooded Crow still at the Grove pig farm and the wintering Blackcap still at the Obs.



Bonaparte's Gull and Scandinavian Rock Pipit - Ferrybridge, 7th March 2015 © Pete Saunders (Bonaparte's Gull stills) and Martin Cade (videos)