29th June

Portland Bill 
Manx Shearwater 1e 2w
Balearic Shearwater 2w
Cormorant 10 likely migrants
Common Scoter 15e 7w
Common Sandpiper 1
Mediterranean Gull 27
Sandwich Tern 3w
Sand Martin 4s
Chiffchaff 2

Something we'd heard about a few days ago but had then forgotten to mention was this white House Sparrow that's apparently been about in Fortuneswell just recently - as far as we can make out it really is a true albino with pinkish bare parts and a red eye. As a consequence of their duff eyesight albino as opposed to look-alike leucistic birds are seemingly really rare - or at least very few make it much beyond fledging - and we certainly don't recall ever having seen as convincing an example as this one © Joan Tolman: