12th April

Whilst it was a fair bet that there was a hatful of migration afoot on a nice clear night there were precious few reasons for anything to have to make landfall - and very little did. The migrant tally from the Obs garden mist-nets didn't even manage to get into double figures, let alone include anything of an quality, which was a pretty accurate reflection on the situation everywhere; the season's first Cuckoo did put in an appearance at Avalanche Road, but the only other uncommon migrants on show were single Redstarts at the Bill and the Royal Naval Cemetery. Much like yesterday, only a light movement of 76 Manx Shearwaters salvaged much interest from the sea at the Bill, where 14 Common Scoter, 5 Sandwich Terns and a Red-throated Diver were the only other worthwhile sightings.