There was a good selection of sightings to report: a juvenile Cuckoo was seen around the withies; a 1st winter Little Gull flew past the North End in the morning, along with 22 Common Scoters, 21 Black-headed Gulls and one Common Gull; a single Black Guillemot was back in Nant Valley, where it spent some of the day paddling around in the smooth water; and then a small selection of passerines included three Swifts, a Whitethroat, a Lesser Redpoll and a Hooded Crow. A productive day all-in-all.
Rush Veneers were the dominant feature in terms of noteworthy lepidoptera, with large numbers present all over the island, probably numbering in the hundreds. Five Silver Ys, a Painted Lady and two Emperor Dragonflies flying over land were also noted during the day. Six-spot Burnets have emerged in the last few weeks, and there were plenty on wing.