8th June 2024

Sunny intervals eventually dominated after an overcast start; there were moderate westerly winds and temperatures reached 17 degrees C. Seawatch highlights included two Arctic Skuas, a Red-throated Diver and five Manx Shearwaters moving north. Two Short-eared Owls continued to hunt cliff top fields between North Dykes and Thornwick. Passerine interest was confined to an ‘acredula-type’ Willow Warbler fresh in and a male Grey Wagtail over the lighthouse.

Chiffchaff, South Landing, by Brett Richards