6th-8th June

6th June

Still adrift in the migration doldrums: 2 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Wheatears, a Reed Warbler and a Whitethroat the only new arrivals on the land at the Bill.

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 6, 2024 at 22:27

Portland Bill Yesterday's Puffin 2 off the Bill and near the colony late morning. Also Manx Shearwater 3, Common Scoter 10: Crown Estate Fields opposite the Bird Observatory Wheatear 2 @portlandbirdobs.bsky.social @kojak020.bsky.social #birds #birdwatching #seawatching

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— Dorset Bird Tours (@dorsetbirdtours.bsky.social) Jun 7, 2024 at 9:16

7th June

Bird-wise, still slow at the Bill. Today's new migrant arrivals: 3 Wheatears, 2 Reed Warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs. An unseasonable 5 Eiders through on the sea. Moths busier this week incl a few more local specials getting on the wing:

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— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 7, 2024 at 22:59

8th June

Lodmoor RSPB This mornings 0930hrs adult Yellow-legged Gull on west scrape whose mantle looked a similar shade to the Herrings in certain light. Seen at Ferrybridge by other observers pm also a Knot, Sanderling 3, Ringed Plover 5, and Dunlin 27 @portlandbirdobs.bsky.social

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— Dorset Bird Tours (@dorsetbirdtours.bsky.social) Jun 8, 2024 at 18:55