6th July

Overnight wind and rain brought a distinctly autumnal feel to proceedings with the swell around the Bill making the sea state more akin to September than July. The upside of the wind was an upturn in sea passage with nine Balearic Shearwaters in with the 230 passing Manx Shearwaters off the Bill; the first day-time Storm Petrel of the season there was also of note. Ferrybridge also scored with the mixed tern flock attracting two Roseate Terns that quickly moved off into Portland Harbour. However, the highlight of the day was a highly likely Alpine Swift seen briefly over High Angle Battery during the afternoon.