15th June

With the Hooded Crow still about (mainly today at the Grove pig farm), a Marsh Harrier overhead at Weston late in the afternoon and a decent bit of movement on land and sea today was really pretty good for the time of year. A fair amount of cloud cover was likely instrumental in dropping a scatter of new arrivals at the Bill, where at least 4 Chiffchaffs and singles of Grey Heron, Redshank, Reed Warbler, Blackcap and Willow Warbler all made the tally; seawatching there produced 82 Common Scoter, 8 Gadwall, singles of Arctic Skua and Sandwich Tern and a trickle of Manx Shearwaters.

The cloud cover kept the temperature well up overnight and ensured moth-trapping was very busy; immigrants/wanderers at the Obs included 39 Rusty-dot Pearl, 5 Diamond-back Moth, 4 Silver Y, 2 Cream-bordered Green Pea and singles of Lesser Wax Moth (the first record for the Obs, following the first four island records in the Southwell area last year) and Delicate, whilst another single Delicate made the list at the Grove.