19th May

Only an eternal optimist would have expected much from a blasting and at times unpleasantly cold north-westerly so today's dismal showing hardly came out of the blue. The migrant tally around the south of the island consisted of just singles of Wheatear and Spotted Flycatcher at the Bill and the lingering Turtle Dove at Southwell, whilst Ferrybridge came up with 72 Dunlin, 8 Sanderling, a Yellow Wagtail and a Wheatear.

Turtle Dove - Southwell, 19th May 2015 © Pete Saunders