15th February

A glorious sunny day, albeit with a keen northerly breeze always a feature, saw plenty of coverage by the many half-term visitors out and about around the island. A Mute Swan that lingered off Chesil was the only unexpected find, but among the regulars the likes of Purple Sandpipers, Short-eared Owls and Firecrests were all on view from time to time at the Bill.

Purple Sandpipers and Peregrine - Portland Bill, 15th February 2016 © Pete Saunders