13th July

Yesterday's dreary theme continued and although it felt constantly damp in the brisk south-westerly there wasn't actually any proper rainfall. Birding wasn't top of the agenda for most, and the only reports from the Bill were from a seemingly very quiet sea, with 14 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Common Scoter and a Sandwich Tern the only sightings making the log. Elsewhere, the first Sanderling of the autumn was at Ferrybridge.

Overnight mothing was as quiet as the daytime birding, with a Dark Pine Knot-horn at the Obs easily the best of a very limited immigrant list.

Balearic Shearwater - Portland Bill, 13th July 2015 © Martin Cade