6th June

With a freshening easterly a feature all day the sea got most of the attention and came up with another strong movement of scoter: 235 Commons and a very late Velvet passed through off the Bill during the morning; at least 4 Balearic Shearwaters lingered offshore, whilst 4 Manx Shearwaters, 4 Sandwich Terns and 2 Arctic Skuas also passed by. The only reports from the land were of a lone Wheatear at the Bill and 4 Sanderling and 2 Whimbrel amongst the waders at Ferrybridge.

A Clay Triple-lines was found overnight on the outside of a lit window at the Obs, but a single Silver Y was the only immigrant caught in the Obs garden moth-traps.

Clay Triple-lines - Portland Bill, 5th June © Martin Cade
...being a Beech feeder, Clay Triple-lines is never a frequent wanderer to Portland.