16th May

The quietest day for over a month saw sporadic heavy showers and permanently overcast skies. Just two birds were trapped in the nets through the whole morning - a Sedge Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher. The land was quiet and windswept with little more than a lone Wheatear and low single figures of Spotted Flycatchers. The sea was disappointingly devoid of avian life with two Arctic Skuas, four Great Northern Divers and low double figures of Manx Shearwater and Common Scoter. Even Ferrybridge was a little on the low side, although a Grey Plover - with the eight Sanderling and four Dunlin - added some much needed variety.