27th April

A much quieter day today with grounded and visible migrants considerably reduced in numbers. Willow Warbler was back to the top spot although only with a meagre 50 at the Bill; amongst the scatter of other routine fare minor interest came in the form of 2 Yellow Wagtails and a Hobby at the Bill, Grasshopper Warblers at Broadcroft (2) and Southwell, and a Ring Ouzel at Barleycrates Lane. A good deal of seawatching at the Bill eventually returned totals of 35 Common Scoter, 18 Whimbrel, 2 each of Great Northern Diver and Pomarine Skua, and singles of Red-throated Diver and Black-throated Diver. At least 90 Sandwich Terns remained around Portland Harbour and 3 Whimbrel, 2 Sanderling and a Grey Plover were amongst the waders at Ferrybridge.