29th June

Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater 10w, Common Scoter 16w, Arctic Skua 1e 2w, Mediterranean Gull 5etc, Black-headed Gull 1e.

With all the tern and other seabird horror stories emerging from elsewhere it's very pleasing to see that the Chesil Little Terns haven't suffered any disease issues and that the first of this year's crop of youngsters are now on the wing, albeit still very much dependent in their parents © Pete Saunders:

The young Peregrines at Southwell are now getting a lot more mobile © Pete Saunders

In view of their numbers earlier this summer it doesn't come as a surprise to hear that two Painted Lady larvae were discovered today on Spear Thistle at Kingbarrow Quarry - it may be that there are lots more of them to be found but our experience in previous good Painted Lady years has been that you find far fewer larvae than you imagine are going to be about © Andy Collins: