7th April

For the most part today's rewards were very low key although a Sooty Shearwater through off the Bill was a notable exception as it constituted only the third record for the month of April. The sea provided most of the other interest as well, with Manx Shearwaters an ever-present feature off the Bill (certainly numbering in the low hundreds even if there did look to be a degree of circulation to their movements) where 5 Red-throated Divers, 2 Tufted Duck and singles of Great and Arctic Skua were the best of the rest. The singing Black Redstart remained at Easton and 2 Ring Ouzels were new arrivals/discoveries at Nicodemus Knob but more routine migrants were few and far between.

The Southwell Barn Owls have generally been poor performers of late but did put on a good show this evening © Pete Saunders: