18th May

It felt rather like we'd slipped back into late winter today rather than continued the advance into early summer. Migrants certainly weren't expected in a brisk north-westerly with drizzly rain always threatening through the morning, and a Spotted Flycatcher at the Obs and a Turtle Dove at Southwell looked to be just about the only new arrivals on the land. The seawatchers fared a little better, with 5 Great Skuas, 4 Arctic Skuas, 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Great Northern Divers and a steady movement of Manx Shearwaters through off the Bill.