25th May

Signs of a settling down in the weather today although seemingly having come too late to have dropped anything in the way of tardy passerines, with a lingering Blackcap the only report of note from the land at the Bill. Fortunately there was still reward to be had from the sea, with watches at the Bill coming up with 63 Common Scoter, 28 Sanderlings, 5 Great Skuas, 5 Pomarine Skuas, 5 commic terns, 2 Ringed Plovers and singles of Red-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver, a single Arctic Skua also passed over Ferrybridge. Waders at Ferrybridge included 15 Sanderling, a Whimbrel and Bar-tailed Godwit, with a lone Greenshank also passing over there.

Immigrant moths included the first Pearly Underwing of the year found indoors at the Obs and 2 Diamond-back Moths caught overnight in the Obs garden moth-traps.

Sanderling - Ferrybridge, 25th May 2014 © Pete Saunders

...and two of Ken Dolbear's always beautiful butterfly photos - Common Blues and Small Copper at the High Angle Battery today: