12th March

The day started miserably with rain and a keen Westerly but cleared to sun and showers by the afternoon. There was a subtle trickle of arrivals seen throughout the day with 3 male Wheatears, 3 White and 6 Pied Wagtails frequenting the East Cliff Fields, 5 Chiffchaffs and 4 Song Thrushes around the Observatory area. Meadow Pipits were noted as more conspicuous with a greater presence than in recent days. A further 13 Chiffchaffs were located sheltering from the wind at Church Ope Cove and 3 Purple Sandpipers at the East Cliffs comprised other small birds seen today.