14th March

Not the easiest birding day with a freshening southerly and increasing threat of rain ensuring that what few migrants were about weren't easy to get amongst. A mix of lingering and new birds included 5 Firecrests, 3 Goldcrests and 2 Chiffchaffs at the Bill, a White Wagtail at Reap Lane and 3 Redshanks and singles of Greylag Goose, Kittiwake and Wheatear at Ferrybridge. The sea was a wee bit disappointing in promising-looking conditions, with the first Puffin of the year and the second Arctic Skua of recent days giving hope at the Bill, but little else moving there apart from 6 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers and a small but noticeable up-Channel movement of Razorbills.

Wheatear at Ferrybridge this morning © Debby Saunders:

 ...and the Greylag Goose over Ferrybridge © Pete Saunders: