23rd March

In the face of a blasting, chilly northwesterly and frequent squally showers it was hardly surprising that migration momentum took a further hit today. Low single figure totals of even routine fare were the rule, with singles of Merlin and Curlew on the land and reports of the first Puffin of the year on the sea the only sightings of note from the Bill.

Freddy Alway did well in the sense-numbing cold and buffeting wind this afternoon to notice this week's second colour-ringed Wheatear that was lurking unobtrusively in the lee of East Cliffs; like the individual a few days ago, this one's from Lundy where it was first marked as a breeding female on 2nd June 2022 © Jodie Henderson: