12th May

Another painfully quiet day was broken up by two raptor highlights; an Osprey in off the sea at Cheyne Weares was only the second for the island this year and a Marsh Harrier was once again over the Top Fields. Other avian delights were hard to come by, although a constant trickle of Manx Shearwaters throughout the morning, amounting to 108, kept eyes on the sea. The land was exceptionally quiet with just low single figure totals of Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap on the ground and, to add to the raptor tally, another Hobby overhead. Ferrybridge was equally uneventful with just 12 Sanderling and a single Knot of note.