30th March

A shocker of a day to start the bank holiday weekend with steady if never actually very heavy rain from before dawn until not long before dark. The sea came up with the only numbers, with 93 Common Scoter, 11 Red-throated Divers, 5 Sandwich Terns, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Goosander through off the Bill. There were new arrivals about on the land but they weren't easy to get amongst and there didn't look to be much variety at the Bill beyond a few grounded Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Goldcrests, a lone Brambling and a single passing Sand Martin; lingerers there included 3 Short-eared Owls and 2 Firecrests, whilst another Short-eared Owl was at Ferrybridge.