5th March

Another goliath rain cloud gently rotated over the south coast for much of the morning, accompanied by a biting northerly wind. The first Wheatear of the year remained elusive but a new Chiffchaff at Culverwell was additional to yesterday's garden bird. Culverwell was also harbouring the first Water Rail of the year. Away from the obs recording area, a Goldcrest in Easton Square was the only other new migrant of the day.