11th June

Although the return of settled conditions looks to be on the horizon, for the time being the strength of the wind remained both a hindrance and a blessing. Coverage of the land wasn't at all easy but a Reed Warbler was a noteworthy new arrival at the Bill; 4 Swallows there looked have got cheesed off with the conditions and were watched departing out to sea. The benefits of the wind came on the sea, with singles of Sooty Shearwater and Long-tailed Skua through off the Bill being nice highlights for their observer; more mundane fare there included the first signs of return passage of Common Scoters - a total of 156 heading west - together with 4 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Skuas and 3 Sandwich Terns. The only report from elsewhere was of the long-staying Eider still in Portland Harbour.