3rd June

Largely uneventful today, with 17 Sanderling and 12 Dunlin at Ferrybridge and 2 Reed Warblers at the Bill the only obvious new arrivals. The only other reports were of 25 Common Scoter and a single Great Skua through off the Bill.

Both Painted Lady and Hummingbird Hawkmoth looked to more numerous and widely distributed today than at any time since both started to show up in small numbers a couple of weeks ago.

Overnight immigrant moth totals at the Obs included 10 Diamond-back Moth, 8 each of Rusty-dot Pearl and Silver Y, 2 Rush Veneer and singles of Pine Hawkmoth and Small Mottled Willow.

A couple of the day-flying moths on the wing at the Bill in recent days - Burnet Companion and Mother Shipton © Ken Dolbear: