19th May

A mildly frustrating day for most with the quality necessitating being in the right spot at the right moment to score - and in both cases just lone observers struck lucky: a Bluethroat that was watched flying in off the sea over East Cliffs at the Bill promptly vanished after making landfall, whilst a Purple Heron over Barleycrates Lane carried on quickly northwards. The commoner migrant miscellany included another double figure total of Spotted Flycatchers, 7 Reed Warblers and low single figures of Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap and Willow Warbler; a Ringed Plover also joined the 2 lingering Grey Plovers on the East Cliffs ledges. The sea was quiet, with 2 more passing Pomarine Skuas the chief reward in an unhelpful offshore breeze.