19th June

There's limited enthusiasm for comprehensive fieldwork in the current hot weather but a few odds and ends did make the day's list. Early leavers over the Bill included 30 more Swifts, 2 more Sand Martins (we hadn't been told of the first single two days ago when we compiled the update for that day) and a Redshank; sea passage there included 34 Common Scoter, 6 Manx Shearwaters, 4 Whimbrel and 3 Mediterranean Gulls. The only other reports were of a Black Redstart at Blacknor (there's been a series of singles between the Bill and Blacknor this summer - could they be breeding somewhere on the west side?) and the first juvenile Chiffchaff at the Bill (presumably a dispersing local breeder).

Moth news to follow tomorrow.