29th March

The decidedly unsettled conditions of recent weeks turned particularly unpleasant today with it feeling chilly throughout as frequent heavy showers rolled in off the Channel. Passerine passage was reduced to a handful of new Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests on the land and a trickle of Meadow Pipits and alba wagtails through overhead. A blustery afternoon saw Manx Shearwaters get moving in small numbers - including 83 through off the Bill - whilst earlier 28 Common Scoter, 10 Red-throated Divers, 3 Arctic Skuas and singles of Great Skua, Yellow-legged Gull and Sandwich Tern had passed by there between the showers; elsewhere, lower numbers of the same seabird selection passed through off Chesil and a Kittiwake headed through at Ferrybridge.

One of this morning's Red-throated Divers passing the Bill © Martin Cade: