22nd September

A blustery north-westerly made for an uneventful day, with grounded migrants at a premium. The few snippets of interest amongst otherwise low numbers of routine migrants included singles of Grasshopper Warbler and Firecrest at the Bill and another Firecrest at Pennsylvania Castle; it was a tad busier overhead, where 60 Siskins passed over at the Bill amongst a light passage of Meadow Pipits and hirundines. Seawatching was uneventful in the offshore wind, with singles of Red-throated Diver, Balearic Shearwater and Arctic Skua the best of what little was on the move off the Bill.

Moth interest was as minimal as bird interest, with a single Delicate at West Grove Terrace the best of the low numbers of immigrants.

Hummingbird Hawk-moth - Portland Bill, 22nd September 2015 © Martin King