14th May

Another pulse of overnight rain did nothing to improve migrant numbers that fell still further. A decent amount of weekend coverage of the Bill area came up with 6 Wheatears, 4 each of Reed Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcaps and singles of Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff; a similarly limited variety of passerines showed up in the few other areas visited, with 13 Sanderlings at Ferrybridge the only other worthwhile addition to the tally. In a blusterly westerly the sea got plenty of attention, with 64 Common Scoter, 10 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas and a Great Northern Diver the chief highlights off the Bill.

Immigrant moth numbers/variety dropped right away but a Narrow-winged Pug was a stray of interest at the Obs.