17th May

With spring passage of common migrants now at the scraping the barrel stage we could do with some wafting southerlies or easterlies to perk things up quality-wise - today's brisk westerly certainly wasn't what was required. Spotted Flycatchers can usually be relied upon to provide some last-gasp numbers, with at least 10 logged around the south of the island today, but the odd singles of routine fare provided the only other late migrant interest on the land. The sea was hardly more productive, with 4 Great Northern Divers and singles of Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver and Great Skua the best of it at the Bill.