17th August

Not a sniff of passerine migration picking up in any worthwhile manner today although the close proximity of some beefy, thundery showers did provide more wader interest including the island's highest ever total of Black-tailed Godwits. 

Portland Bill
Grounded migrants Wheatear 55, Willow Warbler 6, Dunlin 4, Ringed Plover 1, Whinchat 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Garden Warbler 1, Pied Flycatcher 1, Spotted Flycatcher 1.
Visible passage Ringed Plover 6s, Black-tailed Godwit 1e.
Sea passage Balearic Shearwater 21w, Black-headed Gull 21e, Common Scoter 2w, Common Gull 2e, Black-tailed Godwit 1e.

Tawny Owl 1.

Hobby 1.

Ringed Plover 148, Dunlin 67, Black-tailed Godwit 44e, Turnstone 14, Sandwich Tern 5, Sanderling 3, Knot 1, Redshank 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Common Gull 1.

Selected immigrants Obs: Rush Veneer 42, Rusty-dot Pearl 19, Silver Y 17, Diamond-back 14, Striped Hawkmoth 1, Dark Sword Grass 10, Pearly Underwing 1, Delicate 1, Scarce Bordered Straw 1, Bordered Straw 1. Southwell: Convolvulus Hawkmoth 1.

The Ferrybridge Black-tailed Godwits © Pete Saunders (top) and Debby Saunders (bottom):