16th June

You know it's June on Portland when you can wear shorts from dawn and the best bird of the day is a Reed Warbler at Bumpers Lane. Not that we have anything to complain about: this June has had its moments of excitement even if, unfortunately, today didn't have its share of them. The rest of the list consisted of two fly-over Siskins at Wakeham, a single Balearic and three Manx Shearwaters through off the Bill and the first juvenile Blackcap of the summer in the Obs garden.

It's hard to be too despondent with evening skies as tranquil as yesterday's © Erin Taylor:

And to pop back to the weekend: we had promised more of Sunday's Common Rosefinch and finally today got round to cobbling together a little video © Martin Cade: