3rd March

Another day that threw up conditions offering little prospect of early arrivals, with overnight rainfall - pretty heavy at times - eventually giving way a cool, overcast and breezy day. A Goldeneye was new at Portland Harbour, where 2 Great Northern Divers and 2 Eider were still about. The only reports from the Bill were of 2 Common Scoter and a Black-throated Diver through on the sea and 7 Purple Sandpipers and a Black Redstart still on station on the land.