26th April

Another day of scraping the barrel migrant-wise was only saved by a showy male Serin in the Obs/hut fields area. Twenty Wheatears and singles of  Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit and Pied Flycatcher were the pick of the few common migrants at the Bill, with 21 Bar-tailed Godwits and 3 Whimbrel on offer at Ferrybridge. The sea was also quiet with 4 Arctic Skuas, 3 Red-throated Divers and singles of Pomarine Skua and Great Skua through off the Bill; a different Pomarine Skua and 2 Black-throated Diver were additions from Chesil.

Continuing our yellow theme, the male Serin showed nicely at times © Martin Cade: