13th June

Yesterday's stir-up in the weather continued and saw a shift back to a westerly wind that was accompanied by more overnight rain. At least 2 new Chiffchaffs and, more surprisingly, a Redstart showed up at the Bill, whilst Ferrybridge came up with 14 Mediterranean Gulls, 4 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin and a Shelduck. The fresh westerly produced a few odds and ends on the sea, including 9 Common Scoter, 4 Arctic Skuas and a Mediterranean Gull through off the Bill.

Immigrant moth interest included singles of Ni Moth and Dark Pine Knot-horn at the Obs.

The singing Redstart lurking in deep cover at the Obs was sufficiently subdued and out of context as to not be immediately recognised: