11th May

Another quite dreadful day for common migrants was salvaged for one fortunate observer when in quick succession he stumbled across 2 separate Golden Orioles at the Bill; sadly they didn't linger and there was only a passing Blue-headed Wagtail at Ferrybridge by way of other scarcity interest on the land. Routine migrants were sufficiently thin on the ground that it was possible to go for long walks without encountering a single one - a sorry state of affairs for this date. Seawatching was spoilt for the best part of the morning by lingering fog, but once that lifted 49 Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Divers, 2 Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua and a Pomarine Skua were logged at the Bill.