Spring Equinox

20th March 2016 overcast then sunny WNW1/2
Much quieter over the sea early morning with only 3 Red-throated Diver and a Common Scoter logged.
Diurnal Migration
Small numbers of Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch and Chaffinch were again recorded along with 6 Whooper Swan and a Tree Sparrow.
Grounded Migrants
Only evidenced by singles of Redwing and Goldcrest.
Wildfowl and Waders
The numbers of prospecting Eider coming ashore are now building daily with around 1000 birds present.
The Twite flock increased to 33 birds.
At least 5 Harbour Porpoise were offshore.