28th June

With the exception of the Hooded Crow that lingered on in and around the Grove pig farm all the day's reports came from the sea, with 54 Manx Shearwaters, 25 Common Scoter, 3 Balearic Shearwaters, a Canada Goose and a Mediterranean Gull through off the Bill.

A particularly paltry selection of immigrant moths at the Obs consisted of just 4 Diamond-back Moth and 2 Dark Spectacle.

A reminder that the next In Focus field event at the Obs takes place between 10am and 4pm tomorrow, Sunday 29th June.

Small Tortoiseshell - Portland Bill, 26th June © Ken Dolbear
...and also from Ken, two Ringlets from West Cliff this week - the top photo of a 'normal' specimen and the lower one of the aberration arete with reduced spots on the underwings: