30th May

Although the breeze remained firmly in the east there was quite a change in the feel of the day today with showers at dawn, dreary skies throughout and fog rolling in during the afternoon. The Rosy Starling remained at the Bill where another Hawfinch dropped in and, best of all in local rarity terms, a Great White Egret passed over. Spotted Flycatchers were again downed in some numbers, with at least 20 scattered at the Bill where 3 each of Blackcap and Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warblers and a Cuckoo were also new in on the ground; a few Swifts were still arriving overhead with a Little Egret also through at the Bill.

The overnight immigrant moth selection at the Obs was hardly varied but did include totals of 95 Diamond-back Moth and 12 Silver Y.