25th April

With the weather front that introduced much cooler conditions overnight just visible far to the south at dawn it seemed unlikely that any volume of passage would have got going and that proved to be the case, with numbers on the ground significantly reduced and visible passage almost non-existent. Morsels of interest were unearthed, including 3 each of Whinchat and Garden Warbler, 2 each of Sedge Warbler and Pied Flycatcher and singles of Redstart and Ring Ouzel dotted about at the Bill where 2 Hobbies also passed through, but the only common migrants in any numbers there were Wheatear, Blackcap and Willow Warbler that struggled up to around 30 each. In a brisk northerly the sea was quieter still, with 2 Red-throated Divers and a single Great Northern Diver the only worthwhile migrants off the Bill; of local significance, 2 Puffins together off the auk colony represented the first time in two years that there's been more than a single there. Elsewhere, 8 Common Terns and 7 Whimbrel were at Ferrybridge.