14th May

A mid-May date for World Migratory Bird Day is never going to be in our favour and so it came to pass today, with migratory activity restricted to a steady trickle of hirundines overhead and the thinnest of scatters of tardy arrivals on the ground - in the day's warm sunshine and gentle breeze this spectacle was rather more soporific than awe-inspiring. Both Wheatear and Spotted Flycatcher managed double-figure totals around the south of the island where there was nothing of particular note amongst the odd singletons that constituted the remainder of the grounded tally. Offshore, 4 more Great Northern Divers passed through off the Bill.