15th June

Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater 2etc, Common Scoter 1e, Grey Heron 2n, Sparrowhawk 1, Mediterranean Gull 9etc, Nightingale 1, Blackcap 1, Chiffchaff 3, Rosy Starling 1.

Just the sight of today's Rosy Starling zooming past the Obs patio at a rate of knots looking for all the world like it had just arrived in off the sea was more than enough to indicate it wasn't going to be last week's bird reappearing and that fact was quickly confirmed once it was pinned down in Top Fields: it was an altogether brighter, glossier bird...

                                            ...than last week's drab immature © Martin Cade:

Unexpected mid-June catch at the Obs: a Common Nightingale; a good brood patch evident in the hand so presumably a departing failed breeder pic.twitter.com/BNebjPFLfA

There's been no shortage of butterflies to get amongst during the last few days of unbroken sunshine, including plenty of Silver-studded Blues and Marbled Whites © Roy Norris: