25th July

Fieldwork was limited to early and late today with fierce heat and increasing humidity rendering the middle hours of the day a write-off. Migration certainly wasn't fast-paced but was quite varied, with trickles of Swifts and Sand Martins overhead, a few more Sedge Warblers on the ground and a small increase in both grounded and fly-by waders; yet again Willow Warblers didn't feature - why are they later than usual in getting going this autumn? Very minor highlights amongst the variety included singles of Balearic Shearwater and Yellow-legged Gull through off the Bill.

Overnight moth-trapping was again disappointing poor for scarcer immigrants, with singles of Small Marbled at Freshwater Bay and Scarce Oak Knot-horn Acrobasis tumidana easily the best on offer.