29th June


Many thanks to Don Ainsworth for just popping us through his photos of the Red-footed Booby off the Bill on Monday afternoon - grippingly it was settled not far off Pulpit Rock! These were taken at 14:48 so a few hours before it turned up settled on a boat off Purbeck during the evening.

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— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 29, 2024 at 21:59

No surprises today and no sign of a return in Balearics with just a single - along with 26 Manx - off the Bill this mrng; Med Gull nos continued to increase offshore + 18 Com Scoter settled and 7 Mallards and a Whimbrel thru. Singles of Ringed Plover and Grey Wagtail the best from the land.

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 29, 2024 at 23:25

Ferrybridge this morning 140 Med Gulls, Black-tailed Godwit (ad)

— Debra Saunders (@debbyseamist.bsky.social) Jun 29, 2024 at 7:29

This morning's Black-tailed Godwit at Ferrybridge © Pete Saunders