14th June

On a lovely hot, sunny day interest was again pretty minimal. A Chiffchaff was the only new arrival at the Bill, where 4 Sandwich Terns and 3 each of Manx Shearwater, Common Scoter and Mediterranean Gull passed by on the sea. The only reports from elsewhere were of 3 Sanderlings, a Shelduck and a Grey Heron at Ferrybridge.

Immigrant moth arrivals seem to have utterly ceased, with a single battered Rusty-dot Pearl the only overnight capture in the Obs traps.

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Marbled White and Silver-studded Blue at the Bill and Broadcroft BC Reserve today © Tony Hovell: