31st August

A quiet end to the month with a little bit of visible passage but nothing grounded in any quantity. Overhead totals at the Bill included 17 each of Grey Wagtail and Tree Pipit, whilst on the ground there only Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail managed to get above 30; quality got no better than a scatter of White Wagtails everywhere and a single Grasshopper Warbler at the Bill. The sea has been rather neglected in recent days, although perhaps largely because precious little's been logged whenever it has been given any attention; a lone Great Skua through off the Bill was the best on offer today.

The Obs immigrant moth tally included 10 Silver Y, 9 Rush Veneer, 6 Dark Sword Grass, 4 Rusty-dot Pearl, 3 Scarce Bordered Straw, 2 Delicate and singles of Vestal, Pearly Underwing and Ni Moth.

A White Wagtail at Portland Castle this evening © Martin Cade: