24th June

Sadly, what would have been the day's highlight had it lingered - a Bee-eater over the Bill - deigned only to be audible to one lucky observer and there was little else to show from other fieldwork. Two Black-tailed Godwits at Ferrybridge were a now rather typical midsummer oddity but the only other reports were of 6 Common Scoter and a Manx Shearwater through off the Bill and 2 Mediterranean Gulls at Ferrybridge.

Immigrant moth numbers dropped back after yesterday's modest arrival; a Cosmopolitan was easily the best of the catch at the Obs where 25 Rusty-dot Pearl, 6 Rush Veneer, 5 Diamond-back Moth and 4 Silver Y made up the numbers.

Black-tailed Godwits and Cosmopolitan - Ferrybridge and Portland Bill, 24th June 2016 © Pete Saunders (Blackwits) and Martin Cade (Cosmopolitan)