6th May

A second day of wild weather and skuas. Seawatching again dominated proceedings, with the two main watchpoints coming up with 13 Pomarine Skuas, 4 Arctic Skuas, 4 Arctic Terns, 3 Great Northern Divers and a Great Skua off/over Chesil/Ferrybridge and 5 Great Skuas, 5 Arctic Skuas, 4 Great Northern Divers, 4 Pomarine Skuas, a Red-throated Diver and a Black-throated Diver off the Bill. What little birding was possible on the land came up with next to nothing of significance: there looked to be no more than a handful of grounded migrants anywhere, whilst a passing Hobby at the Bill was the pick of the visible passage that otherwise consisted mainly of Swallows trickling in off the sea.

Arctic Skua - Ferrybridge, 6th May 2015 © Pete Saunders