21st May

Another lovely warm, sunny day provided another nice raptor highlight in the form of a Red-footed Falcon though at Chesil Cove during the evening. Yesterday's Corn Bunting lingered on at Reap Lane but new migrant interest on/overhead on the land consisted of little more than two each of Hobby, Willow Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher, and singles of Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff and Siskin. Signs of life from the sea included 25 Common Scoter, 21 commic terns, 3 Common Gulls and singles of Red-throated Diver, Grey Heron and Whimbrel.

Whitethroat and Wall butterfly at the Bill today © Roy Norris: