16th June

Portland Bill
Common Scoter 28e
Mediterranean Gull 20etc
Black-headed Gull 5etc 1e
commic tern 16e
Sand Martin 2
Reed Warbler 1
Garden Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 1

Barleycrates Lane
Turtle Dove 1

Ringed Plover 2
Dunlin 2
Sanderling 1

Breeding birds such as the Ferrybridge Little Terns are now getting plenty of attention...

...but there are still the odd few migrants like this Sanderling passing through © Pete Saunders:

Just a few years ago a Portland record of Norfolk Hawker would have seemed like something out of Dreamland but following their extraordinarily rapid colonisation of the Weymouth wetlands an island record suddenly entered the realms of distinct possibility - today that possibility was realised when Steve Mansfield discovered this specimen at High Angle Battery © Steve Mansfield:

In fact it was a day of two additions to the island bug tally, with Portland's first Rosy Marbled gracing Debby Saunders' moth-trap at Sweethill; this is a moth with a Dorset distribution centred on the Poole Basin but evidently it does have some propensity to wander so had long been considered to be something to keep an eye out for - a nice little moth although really easy to pass off as a tortrix or some other micro ©  Debby Saunders: