6th March

Today's blue skies and crisp wind saw little movement on the ground, but overhead passage perked up and there was just a hint of the beginnings of some spring wildfowl passage. A trickle of Meadow Pipits heading up the West Cliffs were joined by a White Wagtail and a few unspecified alba wagtails. The sea was busier with what was presumably the Weymouth Iceland Gull following a fishing boat along East Cliffs, the 2 Eiders still offshore and 3 Shoveler, 77 Common Scoter and 3 Red-throated Divers passing through. Land-based interest was limited to the lingering winter birds with the now local Merlin around the Bill and a Black Redstart there.