12th May

Only the faintest hint of an upturn in numbers on the ground today, with new arrivals limited to a thin spread of Spotted Flycatchers everywhere, 2 Chiffchaffs and singles of Cuckoo, Whinchat, Wheatear and Yellowhammer at the Bill, single Turtle Doves at Suckthumb and Bottomcombe, a Yellowhammer at Suckthumb (in view of extinction of the island resident population the latter perhaps most likely the same as the individual at the Bill) and 25 Sanderling and a Knot at Ferrybridge. It was a busier overhead, although incoming hirundines made up the vast majority of the numbers, a few Swifts and singles of Yellow Wagtail and a late Chaffinch added a little variety at the Bill. Seawatching at the Bill came up with 5 Great Northern Divers, 3 Shelduck and a Red-throated Diver.

At Rusty-dot Pearl at the Obs was the night's only immigrant moth.

Sanderlings - Ferrybridge, 12th May 2015 © Pete Saunders