9th-12th June

9th June

16 Swifts and a single Yellow Wagtail in/off the only migrant arrivals at the Bill today. c300 Manx Shearwaters offshore and a single Arctic Skua through. First Delicate of the year from the Obs moth-traps; local specials new over the last couple of nights incl Bartsia Straw and Chalk Hill Tortrix

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— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 9, 2024 at 23:11

10th June

Bill migrants: new singles of Blackcap and Reed W dropped by a couple of brief early showers; also a Grey Heron thru overhead and a steady inbound movement of weather-displaced Swifts Sea: c600 Manx, a RtDiver and an Arctic Skua Ferrybridge: 34 Dunlin, 11 Sanderlings, a Knot and a Med Gull

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 10, 2024 at 22:54

11th June

Flurry of 8 new singing Reed Warblers was unexpected at the Bill today; singles of Blackcap, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat also new in there.

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— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 11, 2024 at 22:50

12th June 

Not much migrant activity at the Bill but an unseasonable Lesser Redpoll was a surprise, a single Spot Fly passed over and a Little Egret was new. An Arctic Skua the best from the sea. Ferrybridge: 25 Dunlin, 12 Sanderling, singles of Barwit, Knot and Turnstone.

— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 12, 2024 at 22:22

Butterfly numbers in general seem to be woefully for us so far this summer so nice to see the first Marbled White of the season on the wing this morning beside the Obs garden

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— Portland Bird Observatory (@portlandbirdobs.bsky.social) Jun 12, 2024 at 9:07