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Portland Bill Seawatching and Migrants - Sunday 24th April

Portland Bill - Sunday 24th April

Starting with a seawatch at the bill our main target species will include; Great and Arctic Skua, Great Northern Diver, Manx Shearwater, If we're lucky there will also be the chance to catch up with some great passage species such as Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Gull and up to 4 Species of Tern, there's always the chance of Puffin too! The time of year also lends itself to passerine migration, years gone by I've sat seawatching at the bill and fine species like Pied Flycatcher, Redstart and Turtle Dove have arrived in off the sea, there's nothing to say this won't happen so I'll always have my eyes peeled. Keeping a close eye on local news we'll then head off in search of the migrants which may have arrived through the morning, in previous years this has yielded Hoopoe, Ring Ouzel and Turtle Dove so it's always worth a look round after a seawatch!

 Arctic Skua

 Whimbrel

Great Skua Part of a flock of 13!

We'll start again at 7am in the Portland Bill Carpark SY676684 where there is a pay and display charge, we'll head out for 3 Hours (around 2 will be spent seawatching depending on conditions and passage) Although it will be mainly flat there are a couple of uphill and downhill tracks and good walking footwear is advised.

The cost of the morning is £8 per person limited to 14 places, sadly I can't offer coffee on this one as it's difficult to plug in a kettle at the bill! Please feel free to bring a flask as we can stop by our cars to top up. If standing staring out to sea for 2 hours is troublesome you're also more than welcome to bring some type of stool or chair.

To book on you can email me at Jstockwell20@Gmail.com, Direct Message me on Twitter @Joe_stockwell or call O7787-362089