Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Light north-westerly winds featured throughout a largely sunny day. Seawatching was quiet, with four Shelduck, a Lesser Black-backed Gull and 268 Puffins flying north. On the Headland, a Brent Goose frequented Micklemires and two Common Buzzards were recorded.
The most notable passerine record related to a Woodlark; with a single overflying the Gorse Field on two occasions; the year’s third record (involving four birds) of a less than annual visitor. Additional migrants included a Sand Martin, two Swallows, a Wheatear, two Black Redstarts, two Firecrests, 15 Goldcrest, six Chiffchaff and one Siskin.