7th February

Another lovely day saw the first spring arrivals show up, with 3 Wood Pigeons watched coming in from the south at the Bill. It was otherwise all very routine with 13 Red-throated Divers and a Black-headed Gull through off the Bill and 2 Purple Sandpipers and singles of Snipe, Black Redstart and Cetti's Warbler logged on the land there. Elsewhere, a Black Redstart was at Easton, whilst another at the Verne Moat was in a spot where hitherto none had been reported this winter .