13th June

Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater 120etc
Balearic Shearwater 1etc
Little Egret 2
Common Scoter 5w
Black-headed Gull 3
Sandwich Tern 4w
Puffin 1etc
Swift 17
Swallow 1n
Chiffchaff 1
Willow Warbler 1

Black Swan 3
Dunlin 24
Sanderling 10
Bar-tailed Godwit 1
Redshank 1
Redwing 2s

The Ferrybridge Black Swans were presumably wandering down the Fleet from Abbotsbury - we're sure the guys there will correct us if this isn't right but we think these are some of the four birds that first arrived in the area last July when, rather bizarrely, they pitched up on the shore at the tip of the Bill; you'd have thought that somebody would have had an inkling about where they originated from but our enquires at the time drew a blank © Debby Saunders:

After only being seen on the wing for the first time yesterday Marbled Whites were suddenly everywhere today making the most of what, for Portland, was a really scorching 24C day © Roy Norris: