Singles of Dark Sword Grass and Silver Y were the only immigrant moths trapped overnight at the Obs.
Although largely typically furtive the Western Subalpine Warbler showed quite well from time to time © Martin Cade:
Hardly in the same league but quite possibly rarer at Portland than the Subalpine Warbler, this Red-legged Partridge surprised us when it scuttled out at point blank range from under the bushes that the warbler first flew into - just the latest oddball in a long line of recent dodgy gamebird escapes/releases around the island! © Martin Cade:
Oil Beetles seem to be a vogue group at the moment and until recently we hadn't realised any of the species occurred at Portland (...they're probably perfectly well known here but none of the regular visitors to the Obs 'do' beetles). Emma Cockburn first mentioned she'd discovered what she believes are Black Oil Beetles at the Grove and more recently Ken Dolbear stumbled across the same species at Penn's Weare © Ken Dolbear (upper still) and Emma Cockburn (lower still and video):