14th May

Another lovely sunny day with the brisk head-breeze dropping a small but varied selection of new arrivals at the Bill, including 25 Spotted Flycatchers, 13 Wheatears, 10 Willow Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 each of Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler, and singles of Yellow Wagtail and Redstart; visible passage was maybe not quite as strong as might have been hoped but did include a steady - up to 100/hour at times - throughput of Swallows, as well as a passing Hobby at Blacknor. Despite the unhelpful wind direction 2 each of Arctic Skua and Pomarine Skua, and singles of Red-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver passed by off the Bill.