Passage begins to gather pace

14th March 2012 – overcast/calm, murky later
Calm seas revealed just small numbers of Red-throated Diver and a flock of 20 Pintail.
Grounded Migrants
Newly grounded birds were led by 14 Goldcrest and a scattering of Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail as the murk closed in.
Diurnal Migration
Three skeins of Pink-footed Geese totalling 220 birds headed north and 140 Meadow Pipit and 26 Pied Wagtail were again on the move, also logged were 3 Siskin.
Raptors were represented by Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel.
Another Mottled Grey graced the moth traps.