9th March

With the forecast rain not amounting to much today's largely dreary skies dropped a few morsels of interest even if numbers remained far from impressive. The Bill area got most of the coverage and came up with 14 Stonechats, 3 Firecrests (all new arrivals), 2 Black Redstarts, 2 Wheatears, a new Sparrowhawk and the wintering Blackcap on the land and 3 Red-throated Divers through on the sea. The only news from elsewhere was of the spring's first migrant Chiffchaff at Blacknor and 65 Black-headed Gulls through over Ferrybridge.

The year's first Dark Sword Grass was the only moth caught overnight at the Obs.