7th July

The weather was again a significant disincentive for spending long out birding - it was really was just too hot and sultry until a bit of a breeze sprung up during the afternoon for there to any pleasure in flogging about on the land. Other than an unseasonably Grey Wagtail that appeared at the Bill the only worthwhile reports were of 20 Common Scoter, 19 Manx Shearwaters, 7 Mediterranean Gulls, 4 Black-headed Gulls and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls either through or lingering off the Bill.

Diamond-back Moth numbers continued to increase, with 474 trapped overnight at the Obs; a wide variety of dispersers making into the traps included singles of Heath Knot-horn Apomyelois bistriatella and Lunar-spotted Pinion at the Obs.