26th June


A reminder that the next In Focus field event at the Obs takes place between 10am and 4pm tomorrow, 27th June 2015.
Quite a stir-up in the weather today, with a millpond calm dawn giving way between times to a heavy rain shower, thick fog and a brisk breeze. A summer-plumage Black Guillemot through off the Bill was quite a turn-up although actually not without precedent in recent years; 32 Common Scoter and a Mediterranean Gull also passed through on sea, and 20 each of Manx Shearwater and Common Tern were lingering offshore. The land was very quiet, with singles of Blackcap and Chiffchaff at the Bill and 5 Dunlin and Mediterranean Gulls at Ferrybridge.

Sparrowhawk - Southwell, 26th July 2015 © Pete Saunders