First Willow Warbler arrives

29th March 2022 – overcast/murky then sun and showers NE1
A check of the sea produced 17 Red-breasted Merganser, 15 Common Scoter, 6 Shag, 5 Red-throated Diver, 4 Razorbill, 3 Sandwich Tern and a Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 24 Redwing and 9 Fieldfare. Also seen were 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest and single Blackcap and Willow Warbler – the latter the first of the year.
Diurnal Migration
Three Lesser Redpoll were amongst a trickle of Meadow Pipit.
The Hooded Crow and a Peregrine were the best of the rest.
Two Harbour Porpoise were offshore.