2nd May

With an awful lot of cloud and rain not too far away prospects didn't look good for an upturn in numbers, and although there was a little more than yesterday it remained extremely quiet for early May. The few passerine migrants that got through included 2 Tree Pipits, a Yellow Wagtail and a Whinchat at the Bill, whilst overhead incoming Swifts featured in small numbers everywhere and a Hobby passed over on Chesil. As much because it ought to be busy at this time and the strength of the south-easterly made fieldwork on the land such hard work, the sea got the lion's share of the attention; small numbers of Manx Shearwaters and commic terns were logged at both watchpoints, Chesil produced a few of its customary variety of waders along with singles of Great Skua and Pomarine Skua, and a lone Great Northern Diver passed through off the Bill.

A Basking Shark headed east off Chesil during the afternoon.