1st-5th July

Advance notice of this year's AGM that will be held at 4.30pm on Saturday 20th July - all members welcome. Post-meeting refreshments will be provided and there'll be a short pre-meeting walk to check out some recent land purchases drive.google.com/file/d/1hDg-...

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— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jul 1, 2024 at 16:26

1st July

A little influx of Common Sands saw at least 4 logged at the Bill but otherwise it remained quiet today, with singles of Balearic Shearwater and Yellow-legged Gull the best from the sea.

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jul 1, 2024 at 23:52

Black-tailed Godwit and Common Sandpipers at Ferrybridge this morning

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— Debra Saunders (@debbyseamist.bsky.social) Jul 1, 2024 at 16:58

2nd July

Most of today's interest was on or over the sea, with a Cattle Egret west off the Bill still a scarcity for here; also 45 Med Gulls, 25 Manx, 12 Com Scoter, 5 Balearics and a juv Yellow-legged Gull lingering and an Arctic Skua through. Land: 3 Sand Martins south + Common Sand and Blackcap new.

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jul 2, 2024 at 22:47

3rd July

Another 6 Storm Petrels trapped at the Bill tip between midnight and 2am. Sea fairly quiet all day: 6 Balearics and a Yellow-legged Gull lingering off the Bill early morning but just a few Manx, Med Gulls and Com Scoters from later watches. Land: 2 Redshanks at Ferrybridge & a Grey Wag over the Bill

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— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jul 3, 2024 at 22:42

4th July

Hopeless in increasingly windy conditions: 2 Balearics through off the Bill the only report worth a mention.

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jul 4, 2024 at 23:59

5th July

Remained very quiet today with a minimum of 3 Balearics offshore and singles of Pom and Arctic Skuas also through on the sea.

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jul 5, 2024 at 23:18