12th March

Overnight rain lingered on as showers after daybreak but these were enough to drop the overdue first 3 Wheatears of the season at the Bill. With the early rain restricting opportunities on the land the sea got more attention, with 240 Kittiwakes, 10 Red-throated Divers, 4 Mediterranean Gulls, a Manx Shearwater and a Black-headed Gull through off the Bill before the arrival of fairer weather eventually killed off the movement. An incoming Merlin was of note overhead but, the wheatears aside, 2 Chiffchaffs were the only other migrants of note on the ground at the Bill.