Monthly Archives: June 2016

CATS

30th June 2016

The month ended with a strengthening south-westerly airflow and a mix of sunshine, cloud and downpours as fronts moved through the area. The season’s first Ruff dropped in at East Lea this morning, where dragonflies included an ovipositing Black-tailed Skimmer …

28th June 2016

Normal service resumes with an unremarkable period to report on over the last ten days or so, the highlight being two Spoonbills briefly at the Dams on 25th. Otherwise, 20 Common Scoter and 11 Curlew headed north at the Gap …

17th June 2016

Nothing of note to report over the last few days, and there’ll be a short break in transmissions here on the latest sightings page, with normal service resuming towards the end of the month. In the event of a rarity …

14th June 2016

Little to report locally over recent days as migration grinds to a temporary halt, although as is to be expected there’s still a trickle of waders on the move – these have included two Curlews at the Dams today and …

10th June 2016

Very little of note to report over recent days, with a stready arrival of Painted Ladies providing most of the migration interest – all days have seen small numbers, with a peak of 25 on 7th. Diamond-back moths have also …

6th June 2016

A clear and sunny day with an initially light but strengthening south-easterly saw an Avocet at the Dams (HJW et al.) for the duration; otherwise, 15 Painted Ladies were in the Carr Naze / Country Park area, single Knot, Whimbrel …

5th June 2016

A very slow few days for avian migrants perhaps, but it’s been far from it regarding the extraordinary invasion of Diamond-back moths. Countless thousands are and have been present in the recording area, with a sample dedicated transect of a …

2nd June 2016

A very quiet few days dominated by strong northerly winds, some heavy precipitation and particularly poor conditions generally. New migrants have been few and far between as a result, with a trickle of northbound waders peaking with 24 Sanderlings on …