29th May

The island somehow contrived to get no more than a brief shower of rain out of some otherwise pretty unpleasant cool and windy conditions today. Most attention was given to the sea, with watches at the Bill coming up with c1000 Manx Shearwaters, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Great Skuas, a Great Northern Diver and a Sandwich Tern. Whilst it was hardly passerine weather there were a few odds and ends of new arrivals in evidence at the Bill, including 2 Wheatears, a Whinchat and a Spotted Flycatcher. Waders at Ferrybridge included 9 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin and a Knot.