The Arctic Warbler in the garden was even more elusive than yesterday, it showed only twice during the day, once at about 1pm then again at 6pm. At 6pm it showed stupidly well in the willow outside the kitchen window, elsewhere on the patch I could only manage 6 Willow Warblers.
A few new birds on the patch today - 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat and a Reed Warbler. 2 Pied Flycatchers and a Restart remained in the garden and 6 Willow Warblers were also around the patch. A bit of a surprise was a Polecat at the bottom end of Spring Field.
More migrants on the patch today - 1 Pied Flycatcher (still in the garden), 3 Common Redpoll, 1 Kestrel, 6 Ruff, 1 Grey Heron, 23 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 30 Sanderling, 20 Dunlin, 1 Garden Warbler and 2 Willow Warblers.