That Was the Month That Was

Major life disruptions the past few weeks

The Drought Bird

Phainopepla sightings in the Santa Cruz Mountains were rare

Barn Swallow, New Cut

My 50th species for the patch

Mediterranean Gull, Upton Warren

The darker-hooded, brighter-billed bird, as obvious as you like, even through binoculars

The Unplanned Hudsonian Godwit

First showing at Meare Heath, part of Shapwick Heath NNR, two weekends ago, the bird had disappeared overnight