10th March

 A brisk westerly wind and a rolling fog was not greatly conducive to any migratory efforts so the appearance of at least three Firecrest in the obs garden and hut fields were a pleasant surprise. The rest of the day's list remained woefully short consisting of 15 Common Scoter, one Mediterranean Gull, four Turnstones and one of the incredibly elusive Short-eared Owls.

The continually damp weather hasn't been bad news for everyone, the Bill Rock Pipits are thriving on the invertebrates being forced to the surface by the water logged soil, prompting some pairs into early nest building attempts ©Erin Taylor: