20th June

Cloudier skies today and a handful of new arrivals - now heading in both directions it seems. The Reed Warbler in song at the Obs and perhaps also the Spotted Flycatcher at Southwell were perhaps most likely tardy spring migrants, but the new Blackcap (like yesterday's new Chiffchaff) examined in the hand at the Obs was found to have a decent brood patch and had clearly already made a breeding attempt somewhere. Otherwise it was all pretty mundane, with 7 Common Scoter and a Sandwich Tern through off the Bill and 3 Dunlin at Ferrybridge.

An announcement for PBO members that this year's AGM will take place at the Obs at 7pm on Saturday 18th July; further details and an agenda for the meeting are available on the Notices page.