Sunday, 6 September 2015

Final day with a LTS

Sunny, 18°, light NNW.

A beautiful dawn and sunny morning on our last day at Portland leaving around 13:00.

Another early movement of 18 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Tree Pipit 60+ Siskin.

Someone was actually sea watching today and approx. 08:00 he called a Long-tailed Skua moving west. A few of us managed a distant view as it then disappeared around the bill. Another distant Skua noted that was probably a Bonxie.

In between packing etc. we managed 3 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, a Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Wheatear.

Mammals: 2 North Atlantic Grey Seal.

Dragonflies: Emperor and Common Darter.

Butterflies: Brimstone (a scarce butterfly on Portland), Large White, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Painted Lady and Meadow Brown.

Moths: Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Convolvulus Hawkmoth.

A good week on Portland with a lot of good birds, good insects and good company. Thanks to Martin and Glen. Cheers

 (courtesy Loren)
forgotten the name of this fly?

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