9th March

Today's blustery westerlies didn't make for easy birding but there was no indication of spring passage getting any sort of momentum. At the Bill, Chiffchaff just scraped to a double figure total for the first time but an extra Black Redstart - 3 instead of the customary 2 - was the only other arrival on the land; 30 Brent Geese and 2 Mediterranean Gulls provided the only signs of passage on the sea there. At least 2 Short-eared Owls were also still about at the Bill.