13th July

With the promised overnight rain amounting to no more than a few spots the daylight hours saw a continuation of the fair but rather uninspiring westerly weather that's been a feature of recent days. Just recently Ferrybridge has been coming up with most of the interest on the ground, with 94 Mediterranean Gulls, 10 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling and 2 Whimbrel making up the bulk of the numbers there today; the long-staying Hooded Crow was also still about at Admiralty Quarry. All the action at the Bill took place on the sea, with 53 Common Scoter, a few Manx Shearwaters and Common Terns, and singles of Balearic Shearwater and Whimbrel passing through during the morning.

There was a considerable drop-off in overnight moth interest, with 4 Diamond-back Moth and singles of Rusty-dot Pearl, Dark Sword Grass and Silver Y the only immigrants making it into the Obs traps. By day small numbers of Painted Ladys made the log at the Bill for the first time in a couple of weeks.