24th February

Yesterday evening saw an almost total drop in the overly persistent winds we have been experiencing and brought a welcome pulse of early passage, with a 2.5 hour noct-mig session producing 86 Redwing calls (along with single figure totals of Blackbird and Song Thrush), a flock of Oystercatchers and a Moorhen over the Obs; unfortunately the weather reverted back to its usual course by midnight and movement slowed down once more. The change back to rain and wind saw little more recorded today than a Black-throated Diver in the harbour.