22nd March

Although not quite a grim as we'd been expecting, the weather certainly has taken a turn for the worse with a cold north-westerly and occasional hail showers the order of the day. Migrant activity was very subdued, with a Little Ringed Plover that pitched in briefly at Ferrybridge easily the highlight; at least 2 Black Redstarts remained at the Bill but there was precious little else of note amongst the thinnest of spreads of Wheatears and Chiffchaffs. The Iceland Gull was again at Ferrybridge/Chesil Cove and 5 Red-throated Divers passed through off the Bill.