A full boat headed out to Star Island today (Sunday May 20th, 2012) with dim hopes of a repeat of last year’s epic fallout. Though the clear weather, calm and occasionally southerly oriented winds have fueled migration of recent, the island was incredibly slow today, with only about 30 individual warblers of nine species (not including common yellowthroat or yellow warbler, both of which were plentiful but not necessarily migrants as they breed on Star). Still a good day thanks to awesome weather in a great location, and one standout bird courtesy of Jason Lambert et. al who picked up an immaculate drake king eider flying in from the south. All three terns were present (one Roseate and two Arctic Terns on Seavey Island), and a single Northern Gannet on Square Rock were the other notables.