25th May

A reminder that the next In Focus field event at the Obs takes place between 10am and 4pm tomorrow, Tuesday 26th May 2015.
Quality was hard to come by today, with only a small arrival of late migrants in what were really pleasant birding conditions. Chiffchaffs continued their rather unlikely dominance of the numbers, with the 10 around the Bill area looking to be nearly all new arrivals; the very thin back-up tally there and at Southwell included little more than 3 Spotted Flycatchers and singles of Black Redstart, Wheatear and Reed Warbler on the ground and a handful of Swifts and hirundines still arriving from the south. Elsewhere there were 9 Sanderlings amongst the waders at Ferrybridge. Singles of Great Northern Diver and Arctic Skua passed through off the Bill.

Common Buzzard - Southwell, 25th May 2015 © Pete Saunders