12th February

The seemingly ever-increasing strength of the east wind thwarted many fieldwork attempts today. The Hume's Warbler did show at least once at Thumb Lane although it continues to be missed far more than it gets seen; a Water Rail also put in an appearance there. The only other reports came from the Bill where 5 Purple Sandpipers were about and 5 Red-throated Divers, 2 Pintail, 2 Common Scoter and 2 Black-headed Gulls passed by on the sea.