23rd February

With yesterday's murk and chill behind us there was another little flourish of early spring passage, with singles of Swallow and House Martin through at Ferrybridge and a few extra Blackbirds in at the Bill. Black Redstarts were still about at Church Ope Cove (2) and the Bill, 2 Short-eared Owls were again at the Bill where 8 Common Scoter passed by on the sea and, after dark, a Tawny Owl was calling at the Grove.