Slow going

5th May 2014 – hazy sun then overcast SE3/4
Morning observations over the sea were unspectacular (0800-0900) with just 26 Common Scoter, 10 Sandwich Tern and single Red-throated Diver and Gannet recorded.
Diurnal Migration
A Siskin appeared amongst the continued trickle of House Martin and Swallow.
Grounded Migrants
A Whinchat was amongst 13 Wheatear but otherwise sightings were limited to small numbers of newly arrived Blackcap, Whitethroat and Willow Warbler.
Wildfowl and Waders
A flock of 44 Whimbrel was logged and a single Greenshank was seen.
Tawny Shears and Marbled Coronet are newly emerged.