18th July

Fair weather and another fair little spread of birds everywhere. At the Bill the only new arrivals were overhead, with 3 Sand Martins and 2 Grey Herons along with a few more departing Swallows; elsewhere a Little Ringed Plover passed over at Blacknor and a varied list from Ferrybridge included 75 Mediterranean Gulls, 27 Dunlin, 4 Mute Swans, 2 Grey Herons and singles of Curlew, Redshank and Greenshank. The lingering Balearic Shearwater off the Bill was joined by a second individual at times, with another 8 that passed through indicating that numbers in local waters may finally be picking up; 3 Sandwich Terns and singles of Common Scoter, Whimbrel and Yellow-legged Gull also passed through there.

On a cooler and breezy night moth interest dwindled right away, with just 2 individual immigrants - a Rush Veneer and a Dark Sword Grass - caught in the traps run at the Obs.