1st September

Busier today even if there weren't anything like the sort of numbers that might be expected at this time in the autumn. In decent enough conditions there was a fair spread of birds both on the ground and overhead: a Wryneck at Barleycrates Lane and one or more Ortolan Buntings wandering widely at the Bill provided the best of the quality, whilst sample numbers included 80 Wheatears, 50 Willow Warblers, 35 Yellow Wagtails, 19 Grey Wagtails and 15 Sedge Warblers at the Bill; further variety encompassed much of might have been expected along with minor oddities such a Short-eared Owl at the Bill and an increase to 9 in the Ferrybridge Knot total.

The overnight catch of immigrant moths at the Obs consisted of 23 Rusty-dot Pearl, 18 Rush Veneer, 5 Diamond-back Moth, 3 Dark Sword Grass, 2 Convolvulus Hawk-moth, a Silver Y and a Portland Moth - the latter constituting only the 2nd modern island record (the species was recorded twice on Chesil Beach during the 19th century).