More daily coverage, more non stop Northerly winds and still little to show for it although a moment of excitement on the 17th – an Osprey appeared over the lighthouse and flew down the valley before moving North. A surprise Temminck’s Stint was heard calling several times over the valley on the 18th, moving North unseen. A cool addition to the limited list of wading birds Ive had here.
3 Distant Red Kites y’day and one over the valley today, A dribble of swallows and house martins through each day with no more than 3 Swifts per morning. Siskin have been flying over most days in small numbers and thats basically it! Hoping for something to get through in the next week.
Black Redstarts seem to be doing well, I know of a handful of Pairs locally this year.
I bumped in to Steve Ray this morning who had the Flock of 10 Bee eaters through Langdon earlier this month, that would have been nice.
My first Dingy Skipper of the year below and the end of the Early Spider orchids.