27th February

Clear skies and sunshine all the way again today, with most new arrivals on the land being overhead visible migrants. Fairly limited coverage at the Bill detected just a tiny trickle of inbound Meadow Pipits and alba wagtails, with the first Grey Wagtail of the spring the best amongst them; on the ground, 3 Long-tailed Tits were the first at the Obs this year, whilst more 6 Red-throated Divers passed by on the sea. Elsewhere, a Blackcap was at Southwell and 1200 Mediterranean Gulls, 5 Black-necked Grebes and a Great Northern Diver in Portland Harbour. 

Five Large Tortoiseshells were on the wing at Church Ope Cove.