Although immigrant moth numbers dropped off a second Boxworm Moth arrived at Weston hot on the heels of the first island record there just last week; singles of Convolvulus Hawk-moth and Scarce Bordered Straw were the best of the overnight catch at the Obs.
The Rosy Starling and Wrynecks continued to draw in a steady stream of watchers © Brendan Sheils
This Barn Owl at the Bill has also been well-watched in recent days although there is some concern for its welfare in the light of its at times quite peculiar behaviour © David Rashley
Today's Ortolan was almost but not quite as subliminally seen as all the others just recently - this one did at least stay in view just long enough for a photo. We've heard some speculation concerning just how many - or how few - individuals have been involved in the recent series of sound recorded or seen/heard records, and this bird didn't really inform the debate in any meaningful way: the brevity of the sighting - the bird flew miles off up the West Cliffs just after this photo was taken - suggested it was just a passing migrant, but the fact that it was clearly wet suggested it had just been bathing/drinking in the pond inside the nearby Coastwatch compound which would hint at it knowing the lie of the land having been around for a while © Martin Cade