Almost a complete washout

10th May 2012 – rain NE1
A check over the sea as the rain finally relented (2000-2045) provided 3 Common Scoter, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Razorbill and a Great Skua.
Grounded Migrants
A total of 15 Wheatear were logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Whimbrel numbers continue to decline with just eight birds logged, a Black-tailed Godwit was the best of the rest.
A Barn Owl hunted the island at dusk.
Late News
On the nearby mainland a Hoopoe was photographed near Stainton on 15th April 2012.