27th March

With the Obs garden relatively jumping with Chiffchaffs at dawn there were high expectations for today; however, these were ultimately unrealised as the flow of new arrivals dwindling away as the morning wore on. Overnight rain had done the trick and grounded 150 Chiffchaffs and single figure totals of Wheatear, Redwing, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Goldcrest at the Bill, but it was soon apparent as these newcomers filtered away that little else was dropping in and, bar the odd few wagtails and pipits on the move overhead, nothing much else was discovered. Early seawatching at the Bill returned totals of 14 Red-throated Divers, 5 Brent Geese and a Sandwich Tern.

The party of a dozen or more Bottle-nosed Dolphins lingered off the Bill all day.