18th June

Although the Hooded Crow remained in residence to provide the day's main interest there were a few new arrivals to pad out the list, with singles of Grey Heron, Lapwing, Wheatear and Chiffchaff all showing up at the Bill; a Black Redstart there was thought most likely to be the individual that's popped up from time to time in recent weeks in the Bill Quarry area. The only other reports worth a mention were of 20 Common Scoter and an Arctic Skua through off the Bill.

A Bordered Straw was the best of the overnight immigrant moths at the Obs, where the third island record of Striped Wainscot provided greater local interest; 22 Rusty-dot Pearl, 2 each of Cream-bordered Green Pea and Silver Y, and a single Diamond-back Moth made up the tally of routine fare.

Striped Wainscot - Portland Bill, 18th June 2014 © Martin Cade

...and thanks to Ken Dolbear for photos of a couple of the Marbled Whites that are now on the wing in quantity at the Bill: