12th August

After an unexpectedly windy and at times wet night lingering/feeding Balearic Shearwaters were a constant feature off the Bill, where the highest count in one scan was 17 but with all the comings and goings it looked like perhaps as many of 50 birds were involved; Common Scoter passage continued with another 73 through, whilst 20 Manx Shearwaters and 2 Sandwich Terns were also logged. After yesterday's small fall the land reverted to being the poor relation: at the Bill the Wheatear and Willow Warbler tallies topped 30 each but singles of Hobby and Grasshopper Warbler were the only less regulars making the list.

Immigrant moth numbers plummeted, with just two each of Rusty-dot Pearl and Rush Veneer, and singles of Hummingbird Hawk-moth, Dark Sword Grass and Silver Y - along with 3 Red Admiral butterflies - making up the totals from the Obs traps.