19th June

With new waves of Rosy Starlings entering the country as readily as Covid variants it was only a matter of time before our short hiatus in sightings ended, with today's newcomer pitching up for a few minutes during the afternoon in and around the Obs Quarry - it didn't linger long before heading away rapidly northwards. Under heavily overcast skies that eventually resulted in a brief downpour during the evening a few other arrivals also showed up, including 2 Cuckoos and singles of Reed Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff at the Bill. Up to 50 Manx Shearwaters and 30 Common Terns were lingering off the Bill where 8 Sandwich Terns, 6 Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Skua also passed by. Elsewhere, a Roseate Tern passed through at Ferrybridge.