The very cold weather of the last week or so has meant there has been an almost complete dearth of migrants through the island at a time when we expect plenty of Wheatears, Meadow Pipits, finches, Goldcrests, Chiffchaffs and the occasional Sand Martin etc. Today was no exception and the best that could be said was that there are still many waders to be seen around the islands although there were only 3 Purple Sandpipers roosting at high tide, most seem to be resting elsewhere. A Peregrine hunted the waders which is still a regular sight but not guaranteed on every visit this winter. A Stock Dove flew south and was probably an unlikely 'bird of the day', while another positive was an appearance of many lately by 'thumper' the rabbit who looked in good health. Three Common Scoters, 2 pairs of Mergansers and 4 Great Crested Grebes were noted.