28th July

A quite decent little flurry of common migrants again today with a dispersing Treecreeper topping things off at the Bill, where 40 Willow Warblers, 10 Sedge Warblers, 2 each of Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler and Blackcap, and singles of Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat were logged on the land and 7 Manx Shearwaters, 4 Common Scoter, a Balearic Shearwater and a Curlew passed by on the sea. Ferrybridge chipped in with 143 Mediterranean Gulls, 10 Dunlin, 4 Sanderling and a Common Sandpiper.

A clearer, breezier night saw immigrant moth numbers drop away; 2 more Scarce Oak Knot-horns were the best of the catch at the Obs.

July's a good month for Treecreepers at Portland; most records - like today's - relate to dispersing juveniles © Martin Cade:

Sanderlings and Sandwich Terns at Ferrybridge this morning © Pete Saunders: