21st March

A lovely still and overcast dawn looked to have plenty of migrant promise and straight away delivered a good pulse of Redwings arriving in from the south: 160, along with 13 attendant Fieldfares, passed over the Bill with counts of several dozen at other sites throughout the island. Grounded arrivals took a little longer to materialise but duly around 100 Chiffchaffs, together with 15 Blackcaps and singles of Woodcock, Goldcrest, Firecrest and Bullfinch, showed up at the Bill and a similar selection in lower numbers were logged elsewhere. After the early rush visible passage largely fizzled out save for a steady trickle of alba wagtails that included 4 confirmed Whites. Seven Red-throated Divers and 4 Shoveler passing the Bill provided the best of the sea interest.