28th April

Dreary skies and little more than a waft of a northerly breeze saw another quite nice little arrival today. Scarcities consisted of nothing more than a Woodlark and the first Turtle Dove of the spring at the north of the island but the flurry of more routine fare at the Bill included 100 Willow Warblers, 40 Blackcaps and 30 each of Wheatear and Garden Warbler, with 2 Pied Flycatchers amongst the list of less common migrants. The seawatchers had to work hard to get any reward at the Bill where 2 Great Northern Divers and singles of Great Skua and Arctic Skua were the best on offer.

A Tree Pipit lurking at Easton this afternoon © Martin Cade: