11th April

A mysterious day as a phone call warning of an impending Hooded Crow go everyone scanning the incoming Corvids. Victory, however, was short-lived and after being spotted coming in off the Bill it was immediately lost and never re-found. Despite the second Serin of the year being at Weston, it was an otherwise disappointing day with a vast reduction in movement up the West Cliffs compared to the previous day. Migrant highlights at the Bill were limited to singles of Whitethroat and Black Redstart, 18 White Wagtails and three Yellow Wagtails. Elsewhere on the island, Reap lane saw three Whinchats, two Redstarts and a Merlin. The sea was relatively quiet with two apiece of Bonxie and Arctic Skua the only real excitement.

It hasn't been easy to see grounded Yellow Wagtails with the blue skies we've been experiencing. This one decided to linger and appeared very taken with the local horses, plenty of calling and eye contact going on... ©Erin Taylor