17th May

Lovely day, fewer migrants. A second Tree Sparrow that joined the lingering individual still about at the Bill was the only slightly out of the ordinary sighting, whilst the day's migrant tally was largely made up of passing Swifts and hirundines, with the former getting up to 146 through at the Bill; grounded totals at the Bill included 20 Willow Warblers, 10 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Whinchats and singles of Hobby, Yellow Wagtail and Garden Warbler. Offshore, Manx Shearwaters staged another decent evening movement with c2500 passed through off the Bill but routine passage there consisted of little more than singles of Great Skua and Arctic Skua.

Swifts made up the bulk of today's migrant numbers © Keith Pritchard: