23rd March

With a blustery morning following an intermittently wet night and the second half of the day knocked out by a substantial band of rain rolling in off the Channel, today was always going to have to go some to set pulses racing and it scarcely even tried. Migrant numbers were pitifully low and looked to consist mostly of lingerers, with single Firecrests at the Obs and Avalanche Road the only ones of note. Eight Red-throated Divers and 3 Manx Shearwaters could just about be made out through the continuing curtain of salt-spray at the Bill.