12th June

The smallest of pulses of late passage included a nice highlight in the form of a Golden Oriole that was flushed from the Obs Quarry but couldn't be found again; other arrivals/movers included singles of Whinchat and Reed Warbler at the Bill, 8 Mediterranean Gulls through off the Bill, a Hobby through at Blacknor and 14 Dunlin and 2 Whimbrel at Ferrybridge. Overnight, a total of 11 Storm Petrels were sound-lured and trapped at the Bill.

The first Marbled Whites of the year were on the wing at Southwell.

A small increase in immigrant/dispersing moths saw 19 Diamond-back Moth, 8 Silver Y and singles of Green Oak Tortrix, Rusty-dot Pearl, Orange Footman and Cream-bordered Green Pea; a similar variety from other sites included a White Satin caught at Reap Lane.

Late news for yesterday: 2 Red-veined Darter dragonflies were seen briefly in different spots at the Bill.

Fulmar at Southwell today © Pete Saunders... 

...and a Silver-studded Blue from Broadcroft BC reserve © Ken Dolbear: