16th June

Precious little to report on another day when it was far too breezy to engender much confidence that any lurking rarity that had dropped in might actually offer itself up for discovery. A Spotted Flycatcher at Thumb Lane was the only new arrival reported from the land, a Great Skua passed over at Ferrybridge and 7 Sandwich Terns were off the Bill.

Butterfly-friendly conditions have been at a premium in recent days but the occasional bit of warm sunshine has seen Marbled Whites now on the wing in good quantity and a few Painted Ladys cropping up here and there © Ken Dolbear (Marbled White) and Martin Cade (Painted Lady):