7th April

In the absence of any upturn in common migrant numbers the 3 Ring Ouzels at Barleycrates Lane, the Black Redstart at Culverwell and the Merlin at the Bill again provided the best of the day's entertainment. Low single figure totals of Swallow, Wheatear, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler provided a less than compelling migration spectacle at the Bill , where 11 more Red-throated Divers passed by on the sea.

Two Blossom Underwings from the Obs garden moth-traps provided some unexpected evidence of moth dispersal.

The fact that the Barleycrtes Ring Ouzels have lingered for six days provides evidence enough that migration has pretty well ground to a halt for the time being © Pete Saunders:

Sandwich Terns haven't been moving in great quantity but low numbers of them are now a constant fixture at Ferrybridge and Portland Harbour © Pete Saunders:

With frost on the ground at dawn, moth dispersal was far from our thoughts so these two Blossom Underwings - the first recorded here for seven years - were a welcome catch at the Obs © Martin Cade: