30th May

While yesterday's showers did the trick with knocking down some migrants, today they did little more than get us wet early on and keep us wet throughout the morning. A few new arrivals did show up, with several Whitethroats, 5 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 each of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff, and singles of Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler at the Bill; elsewhere there were 2 Turtle Doves at Southwell and several extra Reed Warblers, phylloscs and Spotted Flycatchers dotted around suitable spots through the middle of the island.

The immigrant list from the Obs garden moth-traps did include 2 Rush Veneer, but otherwise just 2 Silver Y and a single Rusty-dot Pearl.

Turtle Dove - Southwell, 30th May 2014 © Pete Saunders