28th May

The slip into very unsettled conditions continued, with storms tracking across the Channel both during the day and soon after dark. Bird-wise, it was an uneventful day: 2 Chiffchaffs and singles of Blackcap and Willow Warbler were at the Bill where 56 Manx Shearwaters, 6 Common Scoter, 2 Mediterranean Gulls and singles of Whimbrel, Great Skua and Black-headed Gull passed by on the sea; elsewhere 6 Canada Geese were at Chesil Cove.

The overnight immigrant moth selection at the Obs included 18 Diamond-back Moths, 5 Rusty-dot Pearl, 3 Rush Veneer, 2 Delicate and singles of Dark Sword Grass, Pearly Underwing and Small Mottled Willow trapped overnight at the Obs

Hummingbird Hawkmoths are being encountered pretty frequently at the moment © Joe Stockwell: