27th May

As the wind reverted to the north-east, there was a distinct chill despite the unfaltering sunshine. As such, there was very little on the migrant front in the garden but the west cliffs watchers were treated to double figures of Swifts, and singles of Hobby and Spotted Flycatcher. Around the Obs area, Spotted Flycatchers reached a meagre three, whilst two Willow Warblers and a single Chiffchaff were all that remained of the Phyllocsopus movement of recent days. The sea was rather quiet, and a summer plumage Great Northern Diver was the best we could muster from the morning sea-watch.

Some of this morning's Sanderlings and yesterday's Marsh Harrier © Pete Saunders: