7th July

Still precious little happening on the bird front, with single figure totals of Swifts, Sand Martins and what looked to be the first 'moving' Swallows of the autumn through over the Bill, 2 Grey Herons through over Blacknor and 22 Common Scoter through on the sea at the Bill.

Another small pulse of moth immigration saw the Diamond-back Moth total at the Obs jump back up to 83, with a fair selection of 'off-island' species amongst the catches everywhere; however, the only rarer immigrants putting in appearances were a Splendid Brocade and 3 Small Marbled at Freshwater Bay and a Ni Moth at Fortuneswell.