3rd July

With part of the day lost due to meeting commitments coverage was reduced today and further suffered with the onset of some drizzly outbreaks during the morning. Another new Chiffchaff showed up at the Bill but most of the interest there was provided by the sea: at least 2 Balearic Shearwaters were lingering offshore and a few Manx Shearwaters, Common Scoter and Sandwich Terns passed by but much more of a surprise was an unseasonable Red-throated Diver

A Swallow enjoying the sunshine that did eventually break through during the afternoon © Martin King: