25th May

The migrants keep coming, with today's grounded tally at the Bill including 10 each of Willow Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Whinchats, 7 Reed Warblers, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 2 or 3 each of Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap and Lesser Whitethroat, and singles of Turtle Dove and Mistle Thrush; overhead, Swallows picked up a little but Swifts and House Martins hardly featured. The sea provided 3 Arctic Skuas but precious little else on the move.

The Scarce Blue-tailed Damselflies have clearly persisted for another year on the pond in the Crown Estate Field, with several on the wing there today © Mark Cutts: