Earliest ever Grasshopper Warbler

11th April 2011 – overcast/murky/rain soon SW2/3
Again there was little evidence of movement ahead of the arriving weather front with just a handful of Common Scoter, Sandwich Tern, Red-throated Diver and Gannet logged.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to singles of Wheatear, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Grasshopper Warbler – the latter the earliest ever, matching one on the same date in 2010.
Wildfowl and Waders
The flock of 20 Barnacle Geese continue in residence and three Black-tailed Godwit were the best of the waders.
A Water Rail was in suitable breeding habitat.
The plume moth Emmelina monodactyla was amongst a cloud of Early Thorn.