27th May

The Great Spotted Cuckoo got stuck into its third week in residence and, by maintaining its habit of holing up unseen for long periods, again caused as much pain as it did pleasure. An early evening Honey Buzzard in off the sea at the Bill was a nice first for the year, whilst the day's tally of common migrants there was full of variety even if the numbers were nothing to shout about. Hirundines and Swifts trickled through overhead but on the ground only Reed Warbler (5), Chiffchaff (3) and Yellow Wagtail (2) were in anything other than singles; the ones list included Grey Heron, Turnstone, Grey Wagtail, Wheatear, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler. Seawatching at the Bill came up with no more than 9 Common Scoter and 4 Canada Geese.

A small arrival of common immigrant moths saw combined totals of 4 each of Diamond-back Moth and Silver Y, and 2 Rusty-dot Pearl logged at three sites at the Bill, Reap Lane and Weston.