First Wheatear and Sand Martin arrive

15th March 2009 - hazy sun/calm
Little activity over the sea with just 6 Common Scoter and 4 Shag logged.
Grounded Migrants
A smattering of sightings included the first Wheatear of the year along with 6 Greenfinch, 2 Fieldfare and single Goldcrest and Chaffinch.
Diurnal Migration
A trickle of activity through the morning produced 80 Meadow Pipit, 12 Pied Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch and the first Sand Martin of the year.
Wildfowl and Waders
Highlights of the monthly WeBS count included 5450 Knot, 75 Snipe, 8 Greenshank, 6 Scaup, 5 Black-tailed Godwit and a Jack Snipe.
A flock of 60 Twite put in another appearance and Merlin, Little Owl and Little Egret were logged.