15th February

For the most part another lovely mild and sunny day although just as darkness fell some light rain showed up that evidently heralds the change to more unsettled conditions. Off the Bill small gulls were again moving concertedly, with 125 Mediterranean Gulls, 80 Kittiwakes, 57 Common Gulls and 3 Black-headed Gulls heading up-Channel through the morning; 5 Red-throated Divers - several already in summer-plumage - also passed through there. Two Rooks, singles of Redwing and Fieldfare and the first Greenfinch of the year were the only non-winterers on the land at the Bill, where 2 Black Redstarts, 2 Chiffchaffs and singles of Grey Heron and Cetti's Warbler were still present; elsewhere a Lapwing passed over at Blacknor.