18th March


A reminder that there's an InFocus field day at the Obs between 10am and 4pm this Sunday, 20th March.

With high pressure now firmly in control low expectations proved not to be misplaced. Migrants weren't entirely absent but with Wheatear and Chiffchaff reaching just 6 apiece at the Bill they were certainly hard won. A Goldcrest there was the first of the season and a Blackcap at Southwell was considered to be a new arrival rather than a winterer; a scatter of 2 Bramblings, 2 Redwings, a White Wagtail and a Black Redstart provided a little extra variety. The ever-freshening northeasterly was a little too far offshore for the sea and 4 Red-throated Divers and 2 Great Crested Grebes were the best that could be mustered from the Bill.