17th May

Odds and ends out of the continuing somewhat disturbed conditions today included a fly-over Red Kite and a briefly grounded Turtle Dove at the Bill. The thinnest of scatters of commoner migrants included 16 Wheatears, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Chiffchaffs and singles at Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Redstart  and Willow Warbler at the Bill and another 4 Whimbrel at Church Ope Cove. Two Arctic and a lone Great Skua were the best from the sea at the Bill.

Immigrant moth numbers and variety remained - disappointingly! - on a par with yesterday but Painted Lady and Red Admiral were both a little more numerous today © Martin Cade: