7th May

 There's a chance that this may go down as the poorest first week of May on record. A fleeting Red-rumped Swallow - first in Top Fields and later at Weston - provided a nice rarity highlight but the nets remained so quiet throughout the day that we didn't even make double figures after 9 hours of effort.  The lingering Turtle Dove remained a minor crowd-puller at the Bill, with 2 Pomarine Skuas, a passing Great Crested Grebe, an influx of 12 Collared Doves and a Marsh Harrier of further note. Commoner migrants were thin on the ground with singles of Arctic Skua, Bonxie and Hobby the best of the bunch. 

After the wind dropped in the afternoon there was something of a butterfly-fest with the first Adonis Blue, Common Blue, Small Blue and Dingy Skipper for the year © Erin Taylor: