5th April

Really, just don't ask about day's migration experiences! With nine hours or so of mist-netting at the Obs producing just 2 new birds and many hours of seawatching (undertaken for the simple reason that there wasn't anything else to look at) being rewarded with not a lot more than 11 Red-throated and a single Great Northern Diver it's safe to say that the day was instantly forgettable. The only other odds and ends worth a mention were 8 Wheatears and 3 Redwings at the Bill, 2 single Black Redstarts in the middle of the island, 4 more Wheatears at Ferrybridge and a total of 3 Swallows through overhead.

One of just two Willow Warblers logged today at the Bill © Geoff Orton: