10th June

Still no end in sight to the windy weather, with a stiff and at times surprisingly cool easterly always a feature, as well as being a serious impediment to enjoyable birding. A Serin, presumably the same individual in each case, put in a couple of fleeting appearances at Blacknor early in the morning and at the Grove during the evening, whilst also during the evening the Common Rosefinch showed up again in a private garden at Southwell. Ferrybridge came up with the only other worthwhile sightings in the form of 6 Sanderling, 4 Shelducks and a Hobby.

Immigrant lepidoptera by day included a few Painted Ladys everywhere and single Hummingbird Hawk-moths at Blacknor and the Obs. The overnight moth catch included 3 Bordered Straw and 2 Small Mottled Willow at the Obs, whilst also there several Bordered Straw were again visiting valerian at dusk.

Common Rosefinch, Sanderlings, Shelducks and Bordered Straw - Southwell, Ferrybridge and Portland Bill, 10th June 2015 © Nick Stantiford (Rosefinch), Pete Saunders (Sanderlings and Shelducks) and Martin Cade (Bordered Straw)