23rd July

Portland Bill Sand Martin 100, Swallow 75, Swift 50, Willow Warbler 10, Sedge Warbler 3, Dunlin 1, Turnstone 1, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1.

Portland Bill seawatching Manx Shearwater 25, Mediterranean Gull 14, Common Scoter 9, Yellow-legged Gull 2, Curlew 1, Arctic Skua 1.

PBO nocturnal passage Oystercatcher 1.

Ferrybridge Dunlin 41, Curlew 7, Black-tailed Godwit 6, Redshank 1, Yellow-legged Gull 1.

Moths PBO Silver Y 28, Diamond-back Moth 9, Marbled Piercer 3, Rusty-dot Pearl 1, Bird-cherry Ermine 1, Maiden's Blush 1, Four-spotted Footman 1, Dog's Tooth 1, Fen Wainscot 1.

As an exciting sign of what might be to come our Stewardship crops in the Crown Estate Field were suddenly alive with birds today; migrants weren't at all well represented but there were plenty of welcome signs of a lot of local breeders doing pretty well; this young Skylark was among the day's better captures in the mist-nets there © Martin Cade:  

Bar the expected hirundines and Swifts - along with a very minor flurry of Willow Warblers - migrants didn't feature in any numbers today; this Turnstone settled near the lighthouse was one of the few other new arrivals at the Bill © Martin Cade: