28th March

Although the wild winds associated with the overnight passage of Storm Katie had died down to an extent by dawn there was still a huge sea running and it remained more than windy enough to preclude meaningful coverage of the land until later in the day. What rewards there were from the sea were hard won, with 66 Manx Shearwaters, 7 Sandwich Terns, 2 Great Skuas and an Arctic Skua making up the bulk of the tally at the Bill. Although there were birds about on the land they certainly weren't plentiful, with a Black Redstart at Blacknor and 2 each of Blackcap and Willow Warbler, a White Wagtail and a Firecrest at the Bill the best of the migrants; 3 Purple Sandpipers and a Short-eared Owl also remained at the Bill.