18th June

Very hot and none too exciting again today. The only reports from the Bill were from the sea, where 53 Common Scoter, 3 Whimbrel, a Manx Shearwater and a Common Tern passed through; elsewhere, 7 Sandwich Terns passed through Ferrybridge where 5 Mediterranean Gulls were settled.

Sandwich Terns over Ferrybridge © Pete Saunders:

Although they've been on the wing for several weeks on the mainland, Portland Lulworth Skippers seem usually to be late emergers; our first record for the year was only yesterday, with this one at Broadcroft BC Reserve today © Ken Dolbear: 

There are some great displays of Pyramidal Orchids throughout the island at the moment - these were also at Broadcroft © Ken Dolbear: