5th May

As with any day after a fall, today felt slightly disappointing despite the good variety of birds found. The clear blue skies and slack winds meant any stragglers from yesterday had the opportunity to move on rapidly. Highlights included the lingering Turtle Dove at Southwell, 2 Wood Warblers at Thumb Lane and a lone spoon-laden Pomarine Skua through off the Bill. Common migrants were still abundant with 100 Willow Warblers, 75 Whitethroats, 30 Blackcaps, 25 Garden Warblers, 25 Wheatears, 10 each of Whinchat, Sedge Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat all within the Obs area. Pied and Spotted Flycatchers and Redstarts were limited to single figures once more with greater numbers away from the Obs. Ferrybridge saw a small increase in variety with singles of Grey Plover, Knot and Sanderling along with the usual fare.

Sylvias continued to move through the island in good quantity with some lucky folk seeing Lesser Whitethroats in their back gardens © Nick Stantiford:

On the subject of gardens, this one - also in Southwell - is amassing one pretty impressive year list... © Pete Saunders: