23rd July

With fisherman off the Bill reporting a large increase in whitebait it was no surprise that more seabirds turned up today. Offshore were 2 Balearic Shearwater, c200 Manx Shearwater, c500 mixed gulls, 2 Sandwich Tern and a Skua sp. On the land were 4 Sedge Warblers, 3 Rooks and 2 Common Sandpiper.

The overnight moth catch took quite a hit after fog had rolled in during the early hours. Sample immigrant totals included 20 Diamond-back Moth, 5 Silver Y, 4 Rusty-dot Pearl, 3 European Corn-borer and singles of Bulrush Cosmet Limnaecia phragmitella, Vagrant Piercer, Four-spotted Footman, Dark Sword Grass and Cream-bordered Green Pea from the Obs traps, whilst another Vagrant Piercer was caught at the Grove.