3rd July

A fresh easterly saw a few more birds get moving on the sea, with 35 Common Scoter, 23 Black-headed Gulls, 10 Manx Shearwaters, 4 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Sandwich Terns and a Mallard through off the Bill. Two Sand Martins through over the Bill were the only passerines of note bar the lingering Blackcap and Chiffchaff there.

Moth interest petered out after yesterday's flush of interest, with seemingly fresh Small Mottled Willows at the Obs (4), Sweethill and Grove the best of a very limited range of immigrants.

Field Grasshopper nymph and Ringlet - Perryfields and Cheyne Weare, 3rd July 2015 © Ken Dolbear