Insect interest came in the form of a presumed Vagrant Emperor dragonfly at the Bill: with no other dragonflies on the wing at the moment and Vagrant Emperors currently appearing elsewhere in southwest England, it seems most unlikely that the dragonfly watched hawking along low cliffs near the Bill tip during a brief bright spell during the afternoon would have been anything other than this species; sadly, the significance of the sighting wasn't appreciated at the time so the insect wasn't scrutinised in detail and later searches for it in much drearier conditions drew a blank.
A single Rush Veneer was again the only immigrant moth caught overnight at the Obs.
Bird-wise, the day's only real oddity - the Iceland Gull at Portland Port - permitted only very long range views from the cliff top above East Weare © Roger Hewitt:
Skuas - including this Bonxie passing the Bill this morning - have been quite well represented for so early in the seawatching season over the last couple of days © Keith Pritchard:
Routine fare posing for the cameras included a Common Buzzard over Southwell © Pete Saunders:
...and Sparrowhawk, Purple Sandpiper and Little Owl at the Bill © Paul Hopwood: