12th June

The unsettled weather that we've been experiencing brought with it a rather unusual selection of birds today. In terms of island rarity the highlight came in the form of the third Glossy Ibis for Portland that flew over Ferrybridge shortly after dawn; Ferrybridge was scored with a south-bound fly-by Cuckoo. In terms of numbers, the day saw (at least by June's standards) a decent fall of Reed Warblers with a minimum of 12 throughout the recording area; Spotted Flycatchers also put in a good showing with three trapped and a further two elsewhere, whilst singles of Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler were also new in. Once again Swifts were a prominent feature of the day although in lower numbers than yesterday.