21st August

The fact that just 4 new birds were trapped and ringed all day from a combination of the Obs garden and Crown Estate Field mist-nets was evidence enough that there were precious few new arrivals today, with the only morsel of quality in the Bill coming in the form of a single Pied Flycatcher. The sea was a little more interesting, with 9 Balearic Shearwaters again lingering offshore and at least another 29 passing straight through; 2 Arctic Skuas and a single Great Skua also passed by.

Immigrant moth interest was also on the sparse side, with a Ni Moth and a Black Arches at West Grove Terrace the only worthwhile return from overnight trapping.