First Chiffchaff arrive

13th March 2012 – overcast/calm
Calm seas revealed just small numbers of Red-throated Diver, Common Scoter and Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
Newly grounded birds included the first 2 Chiffchaff of the year amongst a sprinkling of Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 80 Meadow Pipit, 4 Siskin and 2 Pied Wagtail moved through.
A few Little Egret continue to roam along the eastern shore.
After 73 nights continuous operation the moth traps finally yielded the first attractions of the year in the form of 3 Mottled Grey and a Common Quaker.