22nd June

A reminder that there's an In Focus field event at the Obs between 10am and 4pm this Saturday, 25th June.

With humidity rising and thunderstorms audible out in the Channel through the evening the fog that had enveloped the island for most of the morning continued to lap ashore from time to time for the rest of the day. A Reed Warbler was new in at the Obs and a Yellowhammer made occasional flights high over the Bill without ever being pinned down on the ground; the Short-eared Owl was also still about there. In clearer slots during the afternoon 82 Common Scoter, 7 Sandwich Terns and 3 Manx Shearwaters passed through off the Bill.

Immigrant moths in the Obs garden traps this morning: 7 Diamond-back Moth, 2 Rusty-dot Pearl and 1 Silver Y.

Linnet, Little Owl, Peregrines, Thistle Ermine and Pyramidal Orchids - Southwell and Broadcroft Quarry, 22nd June 2016 © Nick Stantiford (Linnet), Pete Saunders (Little Owl and Peregrines) and Ken Dolbear (Thistle Ermine and Pyramidal Orchids)