Whooper Swans begin to move through

18th March 2011 – bright and sunny SE1
Small numbers of Shag and Gannet were logged.
Grounded Migrants
Newly grounded migrants were at a premium in the clear conditions with just a single Goldcrest amongst a handful of Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Chaffinch.
Diurnal Migration
A flock of 5 Whooper Swan, 2 Siskin and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were seen amongst small numbers of Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail.
A group of 11 Twite, 3 Little Egret, 2 Little Owl and single Barn Owl and Merlin were the best of the rest.
The first Small Tortoiseshell was on the wing.