26th January

Considering today's storm only blew in during the late hours of the night it carried with it a tidy little arrival of unseasonable seabirds, with a Grey Phalarope through at Ferrybridge, a Sooty Shearwater through at Chesil Cove and a Pomarine Skua through off the Bill; rather more in keeping with the season, it also brought with it a Glaucous Gull that first passed Chesil Cove and later dropped in at Barleycrates Lane. The day's only other reports were of 3 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Great Northern Diver through off the Bill and 2 Firecrests and a Chiffchaff still at the Obs.

A minor arrival of immigrant moths saw overnight captures of a Rush Veneer at the Obs and a Dark Sword Grass at Sweethill.

Glaucous Gull - Barleycrates Lane, 26th January 2016 © Pete Saunders