The day dawned bright and sunny with most of yesterday’s migrants that had departed and an initial flurry of diurnal migrants on their way out.
Around 12 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 5 Tree Pipit and 6 Siskin flew out over the Obs.
Other species noted today were: 10+ Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Whitethroat, 10+ Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 1 Common Redstart, 5 Stonechat, 1 Wryneck, 1 Firecrest, Little Owl, a Sparrowhawk, a Peregrine Falcon, c100 Swallow, c40 House Martin, 2 Swift and a Ringed Plover.
The sea today was exceptionally quite with a few Gannet, a Grey Heron and a Balearic Shearwater both flew west.
Dragonflies: Emperor and Common Darter.
Butterflies: Large White, Common Blue, Chalk-hill Blue, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell and Meadow Brown.
Moths: to many to mention here, the pick is, Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Convolvulus Hawkmoth, Silver-Y, Oak Eggar and a rare migrant, a Diamond-spot Pearl.
A few photos from today including the most photographed hand in the UK?