6th April

A bit of evening Manx Shearwater movement aside, today was a day to forget as the arrival of a blasting north-westerly saw the temperature dip sharply and migration grind to a halt. With Manx Shearwaters having been on the scarce side so far this spring a feeding movement of around 700 off the Bill late in the day was welcome; earlier the sea had been quiet, with a Red-throated Diver and an Arctic Skua through off Chesil and 4 Red-throated Divers and a Mallard off the Bill. There was virtually no overnight arrival of passerines, with nothing in even close to a double figure total at the Bill, where lingering singles of Short-eared Owl and Firecrest provided the only minor interest on the land.