23rd May

Without doubt a day of two halves, with a fair morning giving way to an afternoon and evening of gale force winds and at times torrential rain. Four skua seawatches are rare events indeed at the Bill so the singles of Long-tailed and Pomarine and two each of Arctic and Great there were undoubtedly the day's highlight; 3 more Great Northern Divers and a steady movement of Manx Shearwaters provided further interest on the sea, whilst Swifts and hirundines continued to trickle in overhead and 2 Spotted Flycatchers were amongst the few arrivals on the ground. Waders at Ferrybridge included 8 Turnstones, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits and 7 Dunlin.