15th June

A little selection of migrants heading in both directions at the Bill today: a singing Reed Warbler was no doubt a typically late arrival whilst a Spotted Flycatcher was also most likely an incoming bird; the 2 Blackcaps were found on examination in the hand to have well-formed brood patches so were presumably departing failed breeders. Other odds and ends making the list included 3 lingering Chiffchaffs and a Chaffinch at the Bill where 4 Common Scoter, a Black-headed Gull and a handful of Manx Shearwaters passed by on the sea.