22nd May

A wet start today but improved later. Bill area: strong passage of Swallows + c50 House Martins; Red Kite over Top Fields mid-morning; new grounded migrants: 3 Wheatears, singles Whinchat, Reed W & Spot Fly; sea: 4 Arctic Skuas; Ferrybridge: a new Knot but only poor nos of other waders

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) May 22, 2024 at 22:48

Moths much improved today. Migrants nos were still low but a Pale-shouldered Tortrix Capula vulgana at the Obs was new for the island - evidently a pretty scarce moth anywhere in south Dorset; Thyme Pug also at the Obs was one of the first of the local specials to be on the wing

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— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) May 22, 2024 at 22:58

Portland Bill 19 May 2024: Sanderling at Pulpit Rock. Painted Lady on the same Pinks as the SIlver Y a week earlier. Swollen-thigh beetle without swollen thighs - so female. Click Beetle sp - Agrypnus Murinus ? Also 4 Black Swans with the Domestic Geese in Southwell.

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— Steve M (@steveweynature.bsky.social) May 22, 2024 at 20:42