15th June

Just as it had done yesterday, Portland avoided most of the heavy showers that were evidently such a feature over the mainland and it was not until too late for it to really matter that some light rain set in during the evening. As had been expected, yesterday's no-show by the Great Spotted Cuckoo proved to be weather related and it duly resurfaced in more clement conditions today. The day's only other reports came from the sea, with 120 Manx Shearwaters, 38 Common Scoter, 2 Arctic Skuas (and 2 more skua spp) and a Little Egret through off the Bill.

Immigrant moth interest didn't get beyond dwindling numbers of Diamond-back Moths, with 21 caught overnight at the Obs.

Peregrine and more Bee Orchid variation - Portland, June 2016 © Andy Mitchell (Peregrine) and Ken Dolbear (Bee Orchids)