2nd August

An overcast start to the day but the cloud burned off quickly to reveal clear skies and a cool breeze. A better day for wader passage saw a Greenshank over Blacknor and a selection of four Knot, three Sanderling and one apiece of Common Sandpiper and Redshank at Ferrybridge, along with the usual suspects. Passerine movement was largely limited to Willow Warblers and Sedge Warblers around the Obs, Crown Field and Culverwell with the addition of three Wheatears along the East Cliffs and a handful of Sand Martins overhead. The sea was unremarkable with just two Balearic Shearwaters, two Yellow-legged Gulls and a tardy Guillemot of note.

An afternoon spent around the north end of the island hunting down Large Tortoiseshells was fruitless, but the supporting cast of swathes of Chalkhill Blues and Graylings made up for the lack of variety.