11th March

Yesterday's change in the weather reached a crescendo with a really wild, window-rattling night and a day of frequent torrential hail and rain squalls. Despite the conditions there were a few birds on the move: a trickle of incoming Meadow Pipits that must have been very grateful to have made landfall if they'd encountered any of the downpours out to sea, whilst offshore 17 Brent Geese, 2 Red-throated Divers and a trickle of Common and Lesser Black-backed Gulls battled past; another 150 Brent Geese left to the east from Ferrybridge.