25th May

In rapidly improving conditions migrant numbers dropped back to a more expected level today, with 15 Spotted Flycatchers, 10 Reed Warblers and low single figure totals of a few other common migrants grounded at the Bill; wader numbers also dwindled, with 44 Ringed Plover, 42 Dunlin, 10 Sanderling and a Knot at Ferrybridge. Despite the clearing sky hirundines and Swifts didn't feature overhead in any quantity at all.

It was easily the busiest night of the year to date for moths, with 16 Diamond-back Moth, 3 Rusty-dot Pearl and 3 Silver Y making up the immigrant tally at the Obs; singles of Maiden's Blush and Orange Footman were strays of note there, with several additional Orange Footman trapped at other sites.

Skylarks enjoying the most benign of evenings at the Bill © Martin Cade: