Incessant rain first thing certainly put a dampner on things and the birding was very slow as well as being wet and rather colder than one would expect for the end of May. After good numbers of terms over the last few days it was rather disappointing that a survey yielded just one Common Tern. Even Gannet numbers had dropped off considerably and there was no evidence if passerine migrants again. Even the breeding birds (such as Pied Wags, Blackbirds, Dunnocks, Robins and Linnets) were keeping low.
At least by mid afternoon the sun came out and a couple of Swallows appeared. The rising evening tide produced a couple of small groups of Sanderling in varying plumages below the Obs which brightened up an otherwise quiet day all round.
(SRW et al (from over), JE)