1st July

Blustery westerlies were again the order of the day and ensured that the only reports were from the Bill where 60 Manx Shearwaters, 30 commic terns, 3 Common Scoter and 3 Arctic Skuas passed though or were lingering on the sea.

Five Diamond-back Moths were the only immigrants caught overnight in the Obs garden moth-traps.

Peregrine, Gatekeeper, Scarlet Tiger and Mullein Moth caterpillar - Southwell, Portland Bill and Easton, 1st July 2016 © Pete Saunders (Peregrine) and Ken Dolbear (the insects)