20th May

Slightly more to report but only by virtue of the unhelpful westerly wind having abated somewhat. The Turtle Dove lingered on at Southwell and the majority of new arrivals were in the same area, with 5 Chiffchaffs, 3 Spotted Flycatchers and a Sedge Warbler scattered between Top Fields and Suckthumb Quarry; 2 Ringed Plovers were the only newcomers in the rest of the Bill area. The 2 Whimbrel and single Wheatear also remained at Ferrybridge. The only seawatch reports were of singles of Great Northern Diver and Arctic Skua through off the Bill.

Two more Bordered Straw were caught overnight in the Obs garden moth-traps.

Whimbrel - Ferrybridge, 20th May 2015 © Pete Saunders