12th May

For the most part today's offerings amounted to no more than a poor man's version of yesterday, although two fortunate observers did score with a decent oddity when a Short-toed Lark pitched up briefly on the Slopes at the Bill. The thin spread of grounded migrants at the Bill included a fair bit of variety even if only Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Spotted Flycatcher made double figure totals; singles of Knot, Short-eared Owl, Black Redstart and Wood Warbler were the best of the less frequent species there, whilst singles of Hobby and Cuckoo were at Southwell and there were decent totals of 150 Dunlin and 29 Sanderling on offer at Ferrybridge.

Wood Warbler - Portland Bill, 12th May 2016 © Martin Cade

And a few late photos for yesterday; a couple of field shots of the Western Bonelli's Warbler from Duncan Walbridge upper and Mark Eggleton lower:

...a White Wagtail at the Bill (MC): 

...and from Nick Stantiford the rather unseasonable Grey Wagtail at Southwell: