15th March

Once again, far too nice to expect any sort of arrival of grounded migrants. The miscellany logged included singles of Water Rail, Brambling and Bullfinch at the Bill, where more routine arrivals were at a premium and included little more than ones and twos of Wheatear and Chiffchaff on the ground and a few Meadow Pipits and alba wagtails arriving overhead; another Brambling also dropped in at Weston. Sea interest dwindled and included little of note beyond 6 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill.

This morning's Water Rail © Verity Hill:

When there aren't many migrants to get amongst there are always the Purple Sandpipers to fall back on © Alick Simmons: