The moth-traps have been coming up with as many surprises as the birding, with a Pale Brindled Beauty at the Grove - the third island record? - the best of the night's catch; 2 Rusty-dot Pearl, a Diamond-back Moth and a Dark Sword Grass provided the immigrant interest there.
After what's hitherto been a poor year for Eider these three in Portland Harbour (there was a fourth individual with them when they first turned up) have been popular © Pete Saunders:
Kingfishers have been seen frequently along the harbour shore just lately - this one was off Hamm Beach today © Pete Saunders:
Although it seems as though suitable moth-trapping conditions are petering out for a few nights at least last night's Pale Brindled Beauty provided a nice finale for what's been a productive little spell through mid-December: