28th May

What would have been a stiflingly hot day was kept cool by the steady easterly breeze; although pretty poor within the nets once more, there were a couple of highlights to be enjoyed. A high Marsh Harrier over Ferrybridge was the second for the week, whilst highlights at the Bill included two very tardy migrants in the form of a Redstart and a Whinchat (perhaps speculative that they are late arrivals rather than early leavers but the Redstart was a female with no signs of having bred recently). Commoner migrants were once again thin on the ground with just singles of Blackcap and Chiffchaff at the obs. The sea had a few glimmers of variety with a Balearic Shearwater joining the morning gull flock and a passing Arctic Skua disturbing the peace.

The Chesil Little Terns appear to be feeding well, with 20-25 pairs present fingers crossed for a good season! © Pete Saunders