First Wheatear arrives

16th March 2024 – fog clearing then rain later SE1/3
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 16 Blackbird, 3 Fieldfare and single Song Thrush and Redwing. Additional sightings included 11 Goldcrest, 8 Stonechat, 5 Chiffchaff and a Wheatear – the latter the first of the year.
Diurnal Migration
Totals included 60 Meadow Pipit, 19 Whooper Swan, 12 Pied Wagtail, 8 Pink-footed Goose and a Sand Martin.
The Hooded Crow remains and Water Rail and Merlin were the best of the rest.
Butterflies and Moths
The light trap held a Dotted Border.