6th March

Much improved conditions and a little uptick in migrant activity today. A Marsh Harrier at the Bill looked a lot the individual that was there a few days ago (perhaps it's straying out from Weymouth?), a Chiffchaff lingered on at the Obs and the first Greenfinch of the year also showed up there but the numbers involved visible passage, with 205 Meadow Pipits and 14 alba wagtails north along West Cliffs. Other than that 7 Red-throated Divers passed by off the Bill and a few routine winterers were logged there and at Portland Harbour.