8th March

Disappointingly uneventful today with a brisk westerly seeing to it that what early migrant interest there had been dwindled right away, whilst a no-show by the Ross's Gull deprived us of the morsel of quality that we'd come to depend on. The 9 Long-tailed Tits stayed for another day at the Obs but, with the exception of a Curlew through at the Bill, there didn't look to be any visible passage going on and no obvious new grounded migrants showed up. Several Short-eared Owls and 4 Purple Sandpipers were still at the Bill and 5 Red-throated Divers and a Common Scoter passed through at the Bill.