There's been some evidence of Red Admiral emigration in recent days, with a sample count today coming up with 22 heading south in 20 minutes at the Bill.
Immigrant moth interest dwindled, with the strength of the wind restricting the overnight catch at the Obs to just single figure totals of a few routine species.
Common Cranes in full flight are always a dramatic sight and today's duo didn't disappoint: having had a tip-off that they were on their way our first views of them were as they motored along at cliff-top height off Reap Lane:
...whilst the observers who opted for a viewpoint near the Higher Light were treated to the spectacle of them circling offshore - calling frequently - against a backdrop of Chesil and Wyke Regis © Joe Stockwell:
Today's putative Baltic Gull immediately brought to mind a couple of similar looking birds we'd documented a couple of years ago - all these birds look to have the requisite plumage and state of moult to be candidate Baltic Gulls but without a ring to confirm their place of origin presumably there's no way of proving they're not wacky intermedius Lesser Black-backs © Joe Stockwell:
And finally, what more is there to say about silent potential Siberian Chiffchaffs than we've said already: the gist of it seems to be that if it looks like one in the hand/field then the DNA later shows it was one (we've had none where that rule of thumb hasn't proved to be the case) so we're guessing that today's bird was OK: