14th June

A Great Spotted Cuckoo-free day had to come, although there remains more than a suspicion that its apparent demise may be no more than a temporary blip related to the arrival of blustery westerlies that kept it hidden from view. The seawatchers were the chief beneficiaries of the change in the weather with enough to keep interest maintained for the best part of the day at the Bill, where 600 Manx Shearwaters, 4 Sandwich Terns, 2 each of Great Skua and Arctic Skua, and singles of Great Northern Diver and Pomarine Skua were the pick of the sightings. The only report from the land was of a Reed Warbler at the Bill.

Immigrant moth interest consisted of just 21 Diamond-back Moths caught overnight at the Obs.