16th June

Portland again missed the majority of the hefty thundery showers brewing over the mainland and it wasn't until late afternoon that one or two did finally make it out to the island. The Great Spotted Cuckoo successfully clocked up its fifth week in residence, but the only other reports were of a Black Redstart at Blacknor, 2 new Blackcaps at the Bill and 100 Manx Shearwaters and 96 Common Scoter through on the sea there.

The Obs immigrant moth tally consisted of just 19 Diamond-back Moth and a Silver Y, with another Orange Footman providing added minor interest.

Great Spotted Cuckoo - Reap Lane, 16th June 2016 © Martin Cade