1st June 2024

Although arguably the first day of summer, it still felt cool across the headland. There were blustery northerly winds throughout, overcast skies preceded sunny intervals that dominated the afternoon and a high of 14 degrees C. A male Red-backed Shrike showed well throughout the day along a hedge immediately east of South Landing ravine. Rarer still, especially given the influx of the aforementioned species over the last two weeks, a Quail was flushed from the cliff top near Sykes Plantation. In addition, a Fieldfare was a late migrant, while four Siskin visted gardens.

Red-backed Shrike, South Landing, by Craig Thomas