20th March

A little less wind and an injection of new fieldworkers made all the difference today, with visible passage much more conspicuous as well as being far more comprehensively sampled. A minimum of 500 Meadow Pipits made up the bulk of the numbers passing through at the Bill, where a trickle of alba wagtails,  8 Sand Martins, 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Swallows and a variety of finches that included 6 Siskins and a Bullfinch provided some nice variety. It was much quieter on the ground with 15 Chiffchaffs, 4 Wheatears, 2 White Wagtails, a Black Redstart and a Willow Warbler the best of it at the Bill; another Black Redstart lingered on at Ferrybridge. Odds and ends out to sea included just a hint of Common Scoter passage getting going, with 37 through off the Bill.