Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
The main feature of the day was the weather. Easterly winds increased in strength during the day, becoming gale force overnight; even disregarding the windchill, the temperature at 3pm was -4 degrees C and snow showers became prevalent from mid-afternoon.
Thornwick Pools hosted three Jack Snipe, whilst eight Snipe and three Woodcock were also recorded. Thrushes displaced by the inclement ground conditions included 65 Fieldfare, seven Redwing and eight Song Thrush. Increasing numbers of birds also appeared in the village, including 35 Tree Sparrows and 17 Yellowhammers in a garden on Church Lane.