A party of around a dozen Bottle-nosed Dolphins lingered off the Bill through the morning.
Stonechats are always one of the first migrants to show up in spring and today's benign conditions were just up their street; although 20 were logged on the morning rounds at the Bill it looked like more trickled in through the day (in one spot where 4 had been well settled during the morning there were 9 knocking around at dusk) so the final day total of 25 was very likely a bare minimum © Martin Cade:
This morning's Bottle-nosed Dolphins were another on cue arrival - the first sightings of the year are very often in late February © Sarah Hodgson:
A fringe benefit of the arrival of some pleasant weather is that it gets Ken Dolbear out and about with his camera and we get to see a selection of nice photographs of wildlife that would otherwise just as likely pass us by. A few of Ken's offerings from the last couple of days include Gorse Shieldbugs (together with the nursery web spider Pisaura mirabilis) on an isolasted gorse bush beside Park Estate Road:
...and from the Obs garden a Common Footman caterpillar, a Noble False Widow Steatoda nobilis and the hoverfly Eristalis tenax: