19th June

As the relentless downpour settled into a more bearable, but no less consistent, drizzle we were treated to a couple of surprise migrants. A Cuckoo found perched on the fence posts of the strips was accompanied, virtually simultaneously, by a Turtle Dove in Southwell (speculation is rife that this is the same individual that has been frequenting the gardens of Southwell for much of the spring). The nets remained relatively quiet but 2 Spotted Flycatchers and a Chiffchaff were perhaps signs of the beginnings of autumn rather than a late spring rush.

The lingering Bar-tailed Godwit at Ferrybridge was finally joined by a pair of passing Whimbrel © Debby Saunders:

Although it rarely gets a mention on the blog this bull Grey Seal is a more or less ever-present feature at the Bill © Nick Hopper: