7th May

A quite varied selection of late migrants on offer today, with many grounding only briefly - if at all - in the warm sunshine and gentle northerly. Wheatears easily outnumbered everything else put together on the ground, including 120 at the Bill alone, but among the lean-ish spread of other arrivals a Cuckoo at the Bill and 2 Little Ringed Plovers at Ferrybridge were of particular note. Overhead passage wasn't in any way full-on but a Hen Harrier passed through at the Bill where even the likes of several of the Spotted Flycatchers headed straight through. Two each of Great Northern Diver and Arctic Skua, and singles of Red-throated Diver and Eider were the pick of the returns from the sea at the Bill.