First Willow Warbler arrives

28th March 2012 – bright and sunny ESE1
A couple of checks over the sea provided just 2 Sandwich Tern and a Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
A smattering of grounded birds included 5 Song Thrush, 4 Fieldfare, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Willow Warbler and single Wheatear, Blackbird, Blue Tit and Coal Tit – the latter scarce here, especially in spring.
Diurnal Migration
Three Lesser Redpoll and single Siskin and Rook were amongst 40 Meadow Pipit.
At least one Little Egret remains.
Four Early Thorn and a Small Quaker were the highlights.