29th May

The flow of rarities dried up - hopefully just for the time being - but it was still a decent enough day with, for late May, a good little scatter of late migrants that were being downed by a succession of showers and occasional heavier bursts of rain. The Bill area got most of the coverage and came up with totals that included 30 Whitethroats, 20 Spotted Flycatchers, 8 Willow Warblers, 6 Reed Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers and 2 each of Garden Warbler and Chiffchaff; overhead there was steady arrival of small parties of Swifts, whilst elsewhere there were 2 single Turtle Doves in the Southwell/Reap Lane area. Singles of Great Skua and Arctic Skua, along with 23 Common Scoter, passed through off the Bill.