19th June

We're not moaning in the least but at times it was stiflingly hot today, as well as beginning to get really muggy once some cloud rolled in late in the day. The 7 Storm Petrels tape-lured and ringed overnight at the Bill comprised 6 newcomers and, rather interestingly, a retrap first ringed three nights ago. Day-time interest was limited to 3 Chiffchaffs, a Grey Heron and a Wheatear at the Bill, 41 Manx Shearwaters and 7 Common Scoter through on the sea there, a Common Sandpiper at Chesil Cove and 6 Dunlin at Ferrybridge.

Immigrant/wandering moths included 26 Rusty-dot Pearl and singles of Diamond-back Moth, Pine Carpet, Green Silver-lines and Silver Y at the Obs and a Dotted Ermel Ethmia dodecea at Sweethill.

Kestrel and Wheatear - West Cliffs and Portland Bill, 19th June 2014 © Pete Saunders