29th May

Warm and sunny again today with a fresh northerly breeze a feature throughout. It was another two cuckoo day, with the Great Spotted Cuckoo again roaming between Reap Lane and the Strips, and a Common Cuckoo showing up at the Bill; the day's other new arrivals consisted of 2 Spotted Flycatchers grounded at the Bill, a Hobby through there and a light but steady arrival of Swallows, House Martins and c100 Swifts. The only report from the sea was of 33 Common Scoter through off the Bill.

The overnight immigrant moth tally wasn't worth mentioning but singles of Tawny-barred Angle and Spruce Carpet at the Obs did provide a little evidence of dispersal from the mainland.

Kestrel and House Martin - Portland Bill and Southwell, May 2016 Simon Craft (Kestrel) and Martin King (House Martin)