3rd August 2022

The weather consisted of sunny intervals, moderate south-west winds and temperatures peaking at 26 degrees C. A Minke Whale was a highlight off the Fog Station during a morning seawatch that also featured 22 Manx Shearwaters, 58 Whimbrel (south), 46 Sandwich Terns, an Arctic Tern and two Bonxies. Thornwick Pools attracted single Black-tailed Godwit and Wood Sandpiper, along with six Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail. A Marsh Harrier flew south over North Dykes, with the Red-tailed Shrike still nearby at Wandale Farm. A Clouded Yellow butterfly represented the year’s first record.

Black-tailed Godwit, Thornwick Pools, by Alan Walkington
Clouded Yellow, by June & Malcolm Fox