19th July

A refreshing easterly wind kept the high temperatures away making fieldwork more bearable. Again the sea created most interest with 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 12 Common Scoter, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 6 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Dunlin a Whimbrel and a Manx Shearwater. On the land 4 of each Sand Martin and Swift went through, a Great Spotted Woodpecker remained and a Common Sandpiper was new at the Bill. Elsewhere 2 Yellow-legged Gulls were at Ferrybridge.

Despite the high temperature overnight mothing was spoilt by a combination of the full moon and a brisk easterly, with 34 Diamond-back Moth, 2 Silver Y and a Rusty-dot Pearl the only immigrants caught at the Obs.