2nd July

After a couple of lean years Portland's bounced right back to its customary position at the top of the Serin league this year, with the latest addition to a tally a female at this Obs this morning. Passerines didn't otherwise feature but a bit of movement on the sea included 280 Manx Shearwaters, 19 Mediterranean Gulls, 9 Common Scoter, 3 Sandwich Terns, a Balearic Shearwater and an Arctic Skua through off the Bill.

The recent run of quality moth immigrants continued, with an Orache Moth at the Obs the night's highlight.

Before long a pair of Serins are going to end up coinciding at Portland but, as so often has been the case, this female missed out on an easy mate by just a few days © Martin Cade:

A common moth just across the water in northern France but still a decent rarity in Britain - last night's Orache was only Portland's fifth © Martin Cade:

Strays of note keep cropping up in the moth-traps, with Pied Grey Eudonia delunella and Pale Lettuce Bell Eucosma conterminana nice Portland scarcities from the Obs traps over the last couple of nights © Martin Cade: