6th March

The briskness of the easterly again dented enthusiasm for fieldwork and the only reports were of a Grey Wagtail and the odd single Chiffchaffs here and there on the ground at the Bill, 21 Common Scoter through offshore there, a reappearance of a Black Brant at Ferrybridge and an increase to 37 Oystercatchers there. It will get better but perhaps not for a few days!