The patch, Unstead SF, Thursley Common and Frensham Great Pond all got combed thoroughly with little bar regular entertainment on offer, this despite some decent inland stuff being found: a Great Reed Warbler at Crossness was a LNHS first and a Black Stork hung about at Knepp briefly (presumably the same bird was seen in flight as tantalisingly close to Surrey as Black Down on Tuesday).
On Sunday I visited the farmland and scrub around the North Wall, at Pagham Harbour, but there wasn’t a sniff of any migrants whatsoever; all a bit gripping given Sam found a neat Lesser Grey Shrike on the Isle of Grain, amid a busy weekend nationally. Pagham is always a delight to visit, however, and I don't think you can ever feel disappointed on the back of a visit there.
|Small Copper, New Barn (Thorncombe Street), 18/5/2019.|
|Raven, New Barn (Thorncombe Street), 18/5/2019.|
The forecast for the next few days doesn’t look fantastic, with northwest winds arriving, though there's still enough of spring left for some interesting fare to be had.