11th March

The return of a complete cloud cover - coupled with the continuing brisk north-easterly - saw the temperature take a tumble. The make up of the day's migrant miscellany also had a chilly feel, with a Woodcock at Suckthumb Quarry and winter thrushes featuring in their highest numbers so far this year, including single figure totals of Redwings at several sites between the Bill and Barleycrates Lane, and 2 Fieldfares at Suckthumb Quarry; other new arrivals included 2 Chiffchaffs and singles of Goldcrest and Firecrest at the Bill and a Black Redstart at Southwell. One of the Iceland Gulls showed up again along the Beach Road, whilst seawatching at the Bill came up with 38 Common Scoter, 10 Red-throated Divers, 4 Shelduck and singles of Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver and Brent Goose.