It felt like 'classic conditions' at dawn, and whilst the trickle of additions for the year continued, passerine migrants were disappointingly very thin on the ground and I was soon back to completing surveys. My first Common Tern of the year was seen in slightly bizarre circumstances flying in off the sea whilst I was leaving our house this morning. Skaw produced nothing more than a House Martin. On leaving the house for a second time I saw my first 3 Arctic Terns of the year and likewise a female Common Whitethroat at Norwick was my first this year.
Common Tern passing Millfield
House Martin at Skaw
Female Common Whitethroat at Norwick