First Wheatear arrives

11th March 2017 – overcast/mist/murk/calm
Grounded Migrants
The first Wheatear of the spring was logged amongst 4 Goldcrest, 3 Redwing and single Fieldfare.
Diurnal Migration
The busiest day of spring so far in the skies with 35 Siskin, 8 Grey Wagtail and 3 Fieldfare recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 350 pale-bellied and 74 dark-bellied birds. Waders included 6000 Knot.
A Merlin was the best of the rest.