21st June

Another odds and ends day with the only reports coming from the Bill where 11 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Common Scoter, 2 Pomarine Skuas and an Arctic Skua passed by on the sea, the Short-eared Owl was still about and singles of Wheatear and Chiffchaff were new on the land.

The first Hummingbird Hawk-moth of the year was at Sweethill during the afternoon; immigrant interest in the moth-traps has been very limited in recent days, with last night's catch at the Obs consisting of just 10 Diamond-back Moths and 1 Rusty-dot Pearl.

By day, both Marbled White and Silver-studded Blue are now on the wing.

Silver-studded Blue - Admiralty Quarry, 21st June 2016 © Ken Dolbear