18th March

As the winds continued to ameliorate, passage continued its gradual upward trend. Six Wheatears were within the obs area accompanied by four Chiffchaffs and four Rooks. Overhead the pipits and wagtails began picking up with a day count of 167 Meadow Pipits, 17 alba Wagtails and a single White Wagtail. The increased movement was also noted in Blacknor with 30 Meadow Pipits and a pair of alba Wagtails. The sea produced little of note with the exception of a good Common Gull passage tallying 49 birds. Other than this totals were: a single Red-throated Diver, one Common Scoter, and four Black-headed Gulls.