The moth traps came up with the highlights as usual though, as the pretty rare migrant Jersey Mocha took the plaudits.
The other lifer for me was another migrant, a Four-spotted Footman (the other two spots are hidden).
Also among the highlights were Barred Rivulet, a feeder on Red Bartsia (which is everywhere at the moment).
A beautiful Herald.
This pretty micro, Eucosma campoliliana.
And Garden Tiger are numerous at the moment.
A stroll down to the Bill produced little, but I was delighted to be able to see the sea, to do some seawatching! Sadly, it was almost hopeless. Just 2 Turnstone and 3 Sanderling went by, as did a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, which it turned out had just been seen by Joe Stockwell from the East Cliffs.
I started to stroll back through the Bill quarry, and came across a juvenile Wheatear, which was surely the same one I saw a week or so ago. Locally bred?
I just started to stroll up Bill Hill, when I flushed a juvenile Cuckoo, and it flew back towards the Obs Quarry. Surely the same bird that's been around for a while. Once at the top of the Hill, a view towards Southwell revealed at least 4 Kestrel. A couple of these were later heard calling a lot around the Obs. I think a family party. From this same view I also had the spectacle of watching a pair of Peregrine cooperatively hunting a Woodpigeon. They disappeared behind Southwell Business Park, so I was unsure of the outcome.
I got home for lunch, then noticed that it had fogged over again!
After an afternoon nap I looked outside, and guess what, there was barely a cloud in the sky! Portland weather is weird!
Later on I took an evening stroll round Blacknor Point. Not a lot of note, except another juvenile Yellow-legged Gull mixing in with the local Herring Gull young, perhaps the same bird yet again. I also found the Portland tick of Betony.
Less fog tomorrow please! It's July!