It was far too clear and breezy overnight for yesterday's immigrant moth arrival to be sustained, with totals at the Obs dropping to 54 Silver Y, 8 Rush Veneer, 2 Rusty-dot Pearl and singles of Diamond-back Moth, Olive-tree Pearl, Vestal and Dark Sword Grass.
As this view from Cheyne Weare indicates today was a pretty perfect day to be out birding © Ted Pressey
The Rosy Starling was the pick of the day's new arrivals © Roger Hewitt
...whilst the Barleycrates Wryneck continued to entertain © Ted Pressey
On the ringing front it was a lovely day to show visitors what we get up to © Peter Morgan
...and it was nice to catch a Robin bearing a nice shiny - recently fitted? - Brussels ring as potential evidence for where some of the current crop of migrants might have hailed from © Peter Morgan
The oddest catch of the day was this juvenile Peregrine: it downed but didn't kill a young Kestrel and on investigating the din from the latter we discovered the pair of them on the deck in the Crown Estate Field; by sneaking up whilst the Peregrine was intently mantling its potential victim we were able to grab the pair of them by hand! © Peter Morgan