Start of migration

12th March 2016 overcast/fog/mist/drizzle SE1
Poor visibility over the sea revealed little other than 7 Shag.
Diurnal Migration
Another trickle of Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit was evident.
Grounded Migrants
The weather conditions induced the first fall of the spring, sightings included: 50 Meadow Pipit, 26 Redwing, 24 Pied Wagtail, 16 Stonechat, 14 Blackbird, 12 Robin, 5 Song Thrush, 5 Goldcrest and a Fieldfare.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 3 Scaup remain and additional wildfowl included 212 pale-bellied Brent Goose and 36 Pintail. Waders included 550 Golden Plover, 12 Purple Sandpiper and 9 Greenshank.
At least 9 Little Egret were present and finches included 110 Linnet and 75 Twite.