Spotted Flycatchers arrive with the rain

12th May 2017 – bright and sunny/rain later SE1/2
Grounded Migrants
The first 4 Spotted Flycatchers of the year arrived with the rain. Also seen were 5 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler and a Garden Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
A Yellow Wagtail flew through ahead on the rain band.
Wildfowl and Waders
The female Long-tailed Duck and drake Wigeon continue to linger and waders included 8 Whimbrel and 2 Black-tailed Godwit.
A few Little Egret remain in residence.