15th March

Gradually improving weather conditions were welcome but came too late to save the day migrant-wise, with little more than 5 Chiffchaffs, a White Wagtail and a Wheatear grounded at the Bill where a handful of Meadow Pipits and alba wagtails were arriving overhead. There was more movement at sea, with 205 Common Gulls, 57 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 7 Red-throated Divers and 4 Mediterranean Gulls through off the Bill. Long terms lingerers included singles of Merlin, Moorhen and Black Redstart at the Bill.