28th February

A bitterly cold wind and very unpleasant birding conditions meant a quiet day around the Point. The main news was that the first-winter Glaucous Gull was not seen today. However the strong north-easterly wind did bring about a Merlin and a single male Stonechat by the Long Pit both of which were probably seeking shelter from the wind.

On the RSPB Reserve no sign of the Long-eared Owls, but 4 Smew by the entrance track. Two each of Black-necked and Slavonian Grebe on the New Diggings and a Great White Egret also noted in the Dengemarsh area.