Rillage Point, nr Ilfracombe

07.30–08.30 What a difference a cold front makes! Unfortunately, the timing of the abrupt change in the weather, which under other circumstances might have triggered a fall, seems to have put a block on migration up here on the north coast. In a cold, blustery NW wind, though rapidly clearing skies, the only migrants were two Swallows battling west along the cliffs and a distant Sandwich Tern out at sea. Otherwise, about a dozen Gannets, 1 Kittiwake, a few passing auks and two Stonechats were about the height of it.

Posted April 11th, 2015 at 10:16 am by Tim Jones in Bird News