28th May

Although the fog that rolled in yesterday evening soon cleared after dawn to reveal a day of lovely warm sunshine it likely prevented most overflying night migrants having any idea they could have made landfall as there were few routine new arrivals. The Great Spotted Cuckoo continued to entertain from time to time and 2 Serins that made a series of short visits to the Obs either side of midday were welcome, but new arrivals at the Bill otherwise consisted of 3 Reed Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs and a Yellow Wagtail, with a Common Cuckoo at Reap Lane the only addition elsewhere.

Although immigrant moth numbers didn't match those of yesterday a Pearly Underwing at the Grove was of note, as were 2 Red Admiral butterflies caught overnight in the Obs traps.

Serin - Portland Bill, 28th May 2016 © Martin Cade