2nd February

The return of a fresh southwesterly saw sea interest dwindle away, with just 6 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill where the 2 Eider were still in residence; a Kittiwake in Portland Harbour was an additional minor seabird oddity. Standard fare on the land included 10 Purple Sandpipers, 2 Redpolls and a Black Redstart at the Bill, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Long-tailed Tits at Southwell, the Rosy Starling at Easton and another Black Redstart at Osprey Quay.

Fulmar and Purple Sandpiper at the Bill this morning © Pete Saunders: