14th February

The sea came up with the oddest of the day's sightings, with weekend visitors reporting 3 Manx Shearwaters off the Bill. More routine fare making the list included 3 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill, 8 Purple Sandpipers and singles of Short-eared Owl, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Firecrest and Goldcrest still about at the Bill/Southwell, Black Redstarts again at Blacknor and Chesil Cove (2) and a selection of divers and grebes in Portland Harbour. 

Common Buzzard, Blackcap, Black Redstart and Short-eared Owl - Portland Bill, Chesil Cove and Southwell, 14th February 2016 © Tony Hovell (Buzzard, B'cap & Black Red) and Pete Saunders (SEOwl)