25th March

Perhaps there weren't enough shower clouds about for a repeat of yesterday's flurry of migrants, but for whatever reason it was extremely quiet today. At the Bill none of the routine migrants got remotely near a double figure total, with 3 Firecrests (all lingerers) and a Black Redstart the only worthwhile oddities; elsewhere, the year's first Corn Bunting showed up at Barleycrates Lane, where there were also 3 Redwings, whilst singles of Siskin at Blacknor, Black Redstart at Portland Castle and Sanderling at Ferrybridge were all of note. The only sea report was of 3 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill.  

And as further evidence of migration being on the slow side Nick Hopper had his sound recording gear deployed at the Obs overnight but had a pretty lean return, with 37 Redwings making up the bulk of the numbers; singles of Snipe and Reed Bunting provided further interest, whilst the night's highlight was a passing flock of Wigeon: