17th July

Minimal coverage on a bakingly hot day today. A passing Brent Goose was an unexpected highlight from the sea at the Bill where 10 Common Scoter, 3 Shelducks and a Balearic Shearwater also passed by. Elsewhere, a Roseate Tern again dropped in at Ferrybridge where a Common Sandpiper added to the wader variety, whilst on the passerine front a Siskin passed over at Blacknor.

There's lots of moth interest to report from recent days including several more first records for island but we're going to have to summarize all of this when we've got some more time in the next few days; in the meanwhile a Light Crimson Underwing - Portland's second record - was a nice catch last night at the Obs © Martin Cade: