A blustery start to the day did not provide migration-friendly weather but nor did the sea produce much. 150 Common Scoters flew East towards the Norfh Wirral in small flocks during the morning and a Red-breasted Merganser battled westwards.
The male Pheasant was found sheltering in the Old Obs garden. A single Goldcrest heard calling in the Obs garden was the only grounded migrant of note.
The Pale-bellied Brent Goose flock were all huddled on the mud on the north shore of the East Hoyle which enabled an accurate count to be made; 233 birds is an excellent number for late March when the majority will soon be making their way back to arctic Canada.