Sightings during early May on and around my coastal patch.
3rd May - A group of 16 Whimbrel over the Cobb, Lyme Regis early afternoon.
4th May - A warm day, found this Slow Worm basking and Lesser Whitethroat newly arrived both on Stonebarrow Hill
5th May - A trip off patch to Portland Bill most of the day. Arctic Skua fairly close in rounding the Bill, eastwards. Several mixed Tern flocks some with Black Tern.
12th May - Great Crested Grebe (first record this month) and Great Black Backed Gull (regular)
13th May - 5 1/2 of the 6 Oystercatchers which paid a brief early morning visit today, again first record this month. I'm noticing quite a range of sizes . Also, Gannets plunge-diving for Herring or Mackerel quite close in the Bay