In the poor conditions I didn't stay out long, just a couple of hours were spent out walking the paddocks and sheep pasture at Migrant Alley, ever hopeful of a spring migrant turning up. In the end none did, so it was back to looking through the 100 or so BLACK HEADED GULLS, where I found a few HERRING GULLS and 6 LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS among them.
There were also a couple of dozen FIELDFARE feeding on the sheep pasture, along with 6 REDWING and 2 MISTLETHRUSH. I heard at least 5 MEADOW PIPITS call as they flew over and a SKYLARK was up singing over the area. An even scarcer songster for my patch was also singing, a YELLOWHAMMER, it joined in with a LINNET that also sang cheerily from the Greenhouse Grounds, where the KESTREL pair were again seen.
The only other notable flyover seen this morning were 3 CANADA GEESE.
ROBIN......an image from yesterday, when spring seemed to have arrived!