17th May

On another hot, sunny day the high hopes for a rarity went unfulfilled but there was a noticeable little flurry of late arrivals on the ground, with upwards of 40 Willow Warblers at the Bill alone. In truth, nothing else featured in quantity, with even hirundines passing through in conspicuously lower numbers than in recent day, but minor interest came in the form of the likes of 10 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 each of Whinchat, Redstart and Reed Warbler, and a single Greenshank at the Bill and 2 more Whinchats at Barleycrates Lane. Seawatching at the Bill came up little more than 36 Common Scoter.