9th March

The sea provided the numbers again on a day of blustery southerlies, with Kittiwakes in particular putting in a strong showing that saw 1385 logged heading east during a sample two hour count of what looked to be the peak of the movement at the Bill; 13 Common Scoter, 9 Red-throated Divers, 6 Manx Shearwaters and singles of Black-throated Diver, Great Skua and Arctic Skua provided some additional variety. Three Chiffchaffs and a Black Redstart made up the lowly tally on the ground there.

If ever a single image was unrepresentative of an event then this is it: the morning's Kittiwake passage consisted almost entirely of tight flocks of 20-30 shooting past at mid-distance in horribly bright light for photography/video; with everything else equally out of range it was left to poor old Billy no-mates here to satisfy our need for a blog photo! © Martin Cade:

We still haven't got round to filling in the missing daily reports from when we were away the week before last; there really wasn't much going on but this Brambling was a nice garden visitor at Weston during that period © Duncan Walbridge:

This Sparrowhawk was another garden visitor today © Geoff Orton: