7th February

The fair weather of the morning proved to be just a brief interlude between storms, and by evening lashing rain and a blasting gale had set back in again. The day's only reports were of 6 Purple Sandpipers and singles of Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Firecrest at the Bill, 3 Red-throated Divers and a Common Scoter through on the sea there and 2 Goldcrests at Southwell.