27th May

A day when even the fleeting appearance of a Golden Oriole that was watched arriving in off the sea at the Bill didn't exactly fill everyone with enthusiasm: orioles have been relatively frequent in recent days and today's freshening northwesterly was so demonstrably poor for any other migrant activity that no particular significance was attached to this fly-by highlight. The handful of other summer migrants that did make the list at the Bill were largely lingerers, with a small increase in passage waders at Ferrybridge - 11 Dunlin and 7 Sanderling - one of the few signs of certain new arrivals.