18th August


A reminder that there's an In Focus field event at the Obs between 10am and 4pm next Tuesday, 21st August.

The less said about today's meagre return the better: just 2 birds trapped in several hours of trying at the Obs/Crown Estate Field, 2 Balearic Shearwaters and singles of Manx Shearwater and Great Skua the only rewards from the sea and a Whimbrel the best of the waders at Ferrybridge. Roll on something that isn't heavily overcast westerlies.

Another single Convolvulus Hawkmoth at the Obs was the best of the overnight immigrant moths.

A well-timed shot of the Swallows at the Obs yesterday © Mark Eggleton: