17th March

A frankly pitiful list today on a date that in the past has been graced with a fall of 1000 Wheatears (in 2001) - today there weren't any at all! Bar a few more incoming pipits and wagtails the day's only new arrivals at the Bill were singles of Short-eared Owl and Chiffchaff; 2 Long-tailed Tits and a Firecrest were still there, whilst a lone Red-throated Diver passed through on the sea.

Short-eared Owl and Wall Lizard - Portland Bill and St Andrews Church, 17th March 2016 © Simon Craft (SEOwl) and Ken Dolbear (Wall Lizard)