20th April

With only two of us manning the obs (both frequently either in the garden or in the field) it was inevitable that we would miss an important call at some point, that point was today when a report of a Black Kite heading north up the island was missed for over half an hour. The theme of the best birds being away from the obs continued with the first Hoopoe of the year at Tout Quarry. The rest of the day list remained rather tame, although the first Greenshank for the year was at Ferrybridge. At the obs, migration kept ticking over with low single figures of Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Whitethroat and Garden Warbler with Willow Warblers once again making up the bulk.