20th June

Continuing heavily overcast skies dropped another little flurry of arrivals today, with 3 Reed Warblers, 3 Blackcaps and a Spotted Flycatcher logged at the Bill.

Maybe we're getting too old or too in need of a longer night's sleep these days but so far this summer we haven't made as many night-time visits to the Bill tip as we used to to have a try for Storm Petrels. That said, it's still a compelling activity and we couldn't resist one night last week: it was far from a vintage session with only four birds trapped but having a thermal camera does at least afford the opportunity to while away some time by watching what the petrels are up to before they get trapped - or in a some cases don't get trapped despite clearly being attracted by the sound-lure © Martin Cade: