5th June

On a lovely day to be out birding the chief rewards came from the sea, with 15 Common Scoter, 8 Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Great Skuas, singles of Great Northern Diver and Arctic Skua, and a light trickle of Manx Shearwaters through off the Bill. The land came up with few surprises: the wader haul at Ferrybridge included 24 Dunlin, 8 Sanderling and a Whimbrel, whilst 4 rather tardy Wheatears were at the Bill.

Large Skipper and more Bee Orchid variation - Portland Bill, 5th June 2014 © Ken Dolbear
...amongst the Bee Orchids there are several resembling or getting close to var. trollii, the so called Wasp Orchid.