13th Apr

Another dank, dreary morning with very few migrants around but some nice oddities. A Short-eared Owl appeared to arrive from the SE and headed NW across the area whilst being pursued by the local gull population and an Osprey flew east over the Long Pits having being flushed from the ground at the Oppen Pits. A Wood Lark and at least 15 Bramblings and a Bullfinch were also seen along with a Snipe and Green Sandpiper.
It was generally quiet offshore although not helped by the lack of visibility and where 34 Whimbrels and six Mediterranean Gulls were about the best on offer.

An excellent count of 41 Porpoises feeding close inshore was made.