30th July

In much improved conditions the only news of any consequence was of a small arrival of Willow Warblers that included at least 10 at the Obs, and 400 Swallows and 40 Sand Martins leaving to the south at the Bill.

Although it remained far from suitable for overnight moth-trapping immigrant numbers did improve; routine fare - including 10 Silver Y - dominated at the Obs, with a Pine Hawk-moth at Weston providing some quality elsewhere.

juvenile and adult Common Buzzards - Southwell, 30th July 2015 © Pete Saunders