24th August

A bit more variety today, with the Bill returning totals that included 100 Yellow Wagtails, 50 each of Wheatear, Tree Pipit and Willow Warbler, 10 Sedge Warblers and 6 Grey Wagtails, together with minor oddities such as 4 Greenshanks, a Green Sandpiper and another very early Reed Bunting; another Greenshank passed over at Ferrybridge. The sea remained quiet, with just 4 Balearic Shearwaters through off the Bill.

Immigrant moths included the season's first Convolvulus Hawk-moth and 2 Delicates at the Bill, and single Olive-tree Pearls at Sweethill and the Grove.

With singles already having been reported from as far north as Scotland, Portland's first Convolvulus Hawkmoth of the season was rather overdue © Martin Cade: