Honey buzzard and hobby seen today indicating autumn movement is gathering pace

Weather

Warm and humid with increasing cloud

Diary Date
A selection of records for this day (go to 'sightings' for all the records): Records Source
MartinAdams: Holes Bay this morning. Phone shot only. Over 100 each Redshank & Blackwit, 1 Dunlin. @harbourbirds… https://t.co/BnC9Ymwj2O Martin Adams
ornisobscura: Abbotsbury-East Bexington am - 3 1cy Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Wheatears, 4 Willow Warblers and a trickle of Swallows… https://t.co/wxp9PZxeOE Ornisobscura
NotQuiteScilly: West Bex and E Bex from 15:30:Hobby, 2 juv Yellow-legged Gulls, and singles of Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler and W… https://t.co/QmJoqcTNz1 Gavin Haig
PortlandBirdObs: 10 Shoveler off Chesil at Ferrybridge per @bobthebirder Portland Bird Observatory
peterorchardnod: Fri 07 31 2020 12 00 Bere Wood https://t.co/96XyywfiHC https://t.co/aiTDCf4H7a Peter Orchard
freddyalway: Manx at littlesea. https://t.co/FCFlW69ZC3 freddy alway
SwannerySteve: Having missed at least a couple at the Swannery it was good to get my first Hobby of the year this morning, albeit… https://t.co/UKvvDj1Iwy Steve Groves
debbyseamist: Ferrybridge this morning Whimbrel, Curlew, Sanderling, 13 Dunlin, 28 Ringed Plover and a Teal Debby Saunders
WeymouthBirder: A busy Little Egret at Lodmoor this morning. Looks like that's a Dab it's caught. It carried on fishing.… https://t.co/OpKAxSyQgS WeymouthBirder
SwannerySteve: RT @HarzBirder: Dorchester. Just had a Honey Bz fly low heading N across A35 just north of Hardy's Cottage. Steve Groves
Diary Photograph
wall brown
The wall butterfly was once common everywhere is now quite scarce [Photo: Peter Orchard]