27th March

Although there was considerably more bright sunshine than squally showers it remained windy enough that coverage of the sea seemed a much better bet than flogging the land. Chesil Cove got the best of the numbers, with 165 Manx Shearwaters, 6 Sandwich Terns and a Little Gull through or lingering, but amongst the lower numbers off the Bill there was a bit more variety that included 3 Red-throated Divers and a Great Crested Grebe. The 2 Firecrests at the Obs included a new arrival but there were precious few other reports from the land.