25th March

The most glorious sunshine of the year to date was tempered, at least for the best of the morning, by the continuing brisk northeasterly. In a couple of weeks time such conditions would likely have been just right for a bountiful fair weather fall but this early in the season the bounty was on the lean side of limited: Meadow Pipits trickled through overhead and Chiffchaffs made up the bulk of the thin spread on the ground, whilst quality consisted of little more than 2 White Wagtails at the Bill and a Ring Ouzel at Thumb Lane. The Hume's Warbler again showed very intermittently at Thumb Lane, with the day's only other reports being of 22 Common Scoter and a Red-throated Diver through off the Bill.

The first Small White butterfly of the year was on the wing at Weston.