25th January

No change to report, with 14 Red-throated Divers through offshore and 2 Black Redstarts still about on the land the best of the day's sightings at the Bill.

Passing Red-throated Divers continue to account for most of the interest off the Bill...

...although, with few other signs of spring in the air, it was good to see that several of the passing Cormorants are now in breeding plumage - these two look to be a carbo and a sinensis © Martin Cade:

An uptick in the temperature has seen a few moths appear on the wing, with Double-striped Pug and Dark-streaked Tortrix Acleris umbrana amongst the four species trapped overnight at the Obs; it's only a little over five years since umbrana was first recorded on the island but it already looks to be firmly established here © Martin Cade:

Another bug out and about in recent days was this Western Conifer Seed Bug found by Duncan Walbridge in his garden at Weston; as often happens with new colonists, their numbers seem to have fallen away after a few bumper seasons and, at least at the Bill, they haven't been anything like the regular sight they were a few years ago © Martin Cade: