Spoonbill rewards the hardy!

21st March 2013 – sunny spells/cold E5/6
A Spoonbill battled eastwards into the wind at 1200hrs – the earliest date this species has ever been recorded on the island.
A check over the sea early morning (0900-0930) produced the first Sandwich Tern of the year along with 16 Kittiwake and single Red-throated Diver, Razorbill and Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Only evidence by a single Blackbird.
Diurnal Migration
A flock of 36 Whooper Swan headed north in the evening and a trickle of Meadow Pipit struggled in off the sea
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance, both Peregrine and Barn Owl were logged and several Little Egret remain.