Contrary to the weather forecast the wind was disappointingly strong and in the north west this morning, giving a cold chill that if it wasn't for the flowers that were at their best (Thrift, Birdsfoot-trefoil, Bluebells etc.-right) no one would believe it was the middle of May.
With no land migrants apart from 46 Swallows and a House martin to be found the sea was given more attention but even seabirds were at a premium although a Fulmar and a summer plumaged Red-throated Diver and Great Crested Grebe were seen together with 12 Gannets, 4 Razorbills, 20 Common Terns and 2 Sandwich Terns.
There are at least 74 Dunlin and 2 Whimbrel still present today. No birds ringed.
(DB+ESCA,JE,CJ,PSW,SRW,TGW) photo CJ