31st March 2024

Light east winds gradually increased in strength during the afternoon, with overcast skies predominating after a morning of sunny intervals and a sea fret; temperatures reached ten degrees C. A Bonxie that flew south during the morning seawatch was the year’s first skua, while a Long-tailed Duck headed south past the Fog Station early afternoon. Common Scoters increased to 76, while auks also returned to the colony after an absence of a few days. In addition, three Mute Swans and six Tufted Ducks were on Thornwick Pools.

Elsewhere, a Short-eared Owl hunted cliff top fields at Buckton.

Reed Bunting, South Landing, by Jo Hood