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 and several Broad-bodied and Four-spotted Chasers.

Ruff, East Lea (Mark Pearson)

Ruff, East Lea (Mark Pearson)

Yesterday saw 12 Curlews heading south over North Cliff, where c280 Swifts were feeding along a storm front.