8th May

A mark of how poorly today went was that the highlight came in the form of a Sparrowhawk in the garden (perhaps not as dire as this initially sounds since we needed Sparrowhawk for our lockdown garden list). The Turtle Dove remained feeding happily in a four-Dove flock, whilst a Hobby and low numbers of Hirundines and Swifts moved overhead. The sea was quiet with just singles of Red-throated Diver and Arctic Skua, as well as a handful of Manx Shearwaters and Common Scoters.