30th June

On a hot and increasingly windy day a couple of unseasonable oddities put in appearances: a Black Redstart visited a garden at Weston and 2 Gadwall passed through off the Bill. It was again the sea that came up with most of the rest of the news, with 38 Common Scoter, 7 Sandwich Terns, 4 Sanderling and a Mediterranean Gull on the move off the Bill and small numbers of Common Terns still lingering offshore there.

Down Shieldbug (and Bastard-toadflax) and Emperor Dragonfly - Portland Bill and Easton, 30th June 2015 © Ken Dolbear