7th April

Judging by reports from elsewhere it seems like we're missing a lot of migrants just at the moment as they make the most of the prevailing fair weather and overfly the coast. The big moon and clear sky overnight certainly offered little prospect of a grounding of birds today, and so it came to pass with no more than a thin smatter of arrivals everywhere. Three Yellow Wagtails, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Redstarts and singles Merlin and Grey Plover provided a little variety on the land, whilst 11 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill were the best on offer on the sea.

Orange-tip and Large White butterflies were both on the wing for the first time this year.