We got incoming

A moderate south-easterly last night and this morning, though no signs of any migrants fresh in this morning when I checked the heligoland and plantation. All very peaceful, but on the cusp of May, and with south-easterlies, you have to assume the next day or two will deliver something, if only reasonable numbers of common migrants. Both Collared Doves still hanging around my hens this morning, and a Blackbird sitting on a nest tucked in a cavity in the drystone dyke outside the the back door of the house, her presence betrayed by a very indiscreet male Blackbird that scolded me as I walked to the car.

Saw my first Arctic Skua of the year last night on my way to JLI’s to watch the football, a dark phase bird motoring across the hill and straight out to sea. A bird on a mission if ever I saw one. That was the highlight of the evening – Arsenal’s performance certainly not anything to write home about.

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