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 continued to arrive to large numbers, with several thousand anecdotally observed each day (representing a very small fraction of actual numbers).

Last week's Avocet (Mark Pearson)

Last week’s Avocet (Mark Pearson)

Avian arrivals have been conspicuous by their absence, although we did receive news of last week’s colour-ringed Avocet from the BTO today: it was ringed as a chick at Seal Sands, Teesmouth on 2nd June 2015, and this is the first sighting since.

Last week's Avocet (Mark Pearson)

Last week’s Avocet (Mark Pearson)