2nd and 3rd June

2nd June

Despite the sunny sky and rising temperature new arrivals continued to drop in at the Bill today incl 5 Reed W, 3 each of Wheatear and Whitethroat, 2 each of Chiffchaff and Spot Fly, and singles of Yellow Wagtail and Garden W; photos still to check of a candidate Marsh Warbler in Top Fields

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 2, 2024 at 23:29

3rd June

New arrivals continued to trickle through at the Bill: 14 Swifts and 6 Swallows in/off; 2 each of Bcap, CC and Spot Fly, and singles of Wheatear and Wthroat grounded; 7 Sandwich Terns, 5 Arctic Skuas, 2 RtDivers and singles of GNDiver, Sanderling and Common Gull thru on the sea.

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 3, 2024 at 23:06

Spotted Flycatcher at Portland Castle this morning also a dolphin close in by one of the boats. Ferrybridge: Bar-tailed Godwit in breeding plumage with Sanderling 18, Dunlin 12, Ringed Plover 12, Turnstone 3, Little Tern 30+ @portlandbirdobs.bsky.social @kojak020.bsky.social

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— Dorset Bird Tours (@dorsetbirdtours.bsky.social) Jun 3, 2024 at 21:52

Moth numbers and variety continuing to improve. A Bordered Straw at the Obs last night the best of a very thin selection of migrants just lately; Four Spotted the latest of the local specials to appear on the wing

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— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 3, 2024 at 23:15