16th March

The winds appeared to climax today with strong gusts and showers throughout. The sea was of some interest with 2 Bonxies, 7 Manx Shearwaters, a Mediterranean Gull and a Red-throated Diver. Meadow Pipits were seen arriving against the weather with 20+ grounded in the East Cliff Fields to keep the single male Wheatear company. Other small birds found shelter with 6 Song Thrushes in the Top Fields, 4 Chiffchaffs along the East Cliffs and a further 3 Chiffchaffs from other localities.