14th August

Although the more or less constant threat of showery rain came to nothing there was nonetheless nothing to commend the conditions, with the brisk north-westerlies that look to be getting established being just about as hopeless as it gets at this time of year. Today's few new arrivals at the Bill barely deserve a mention, with 5 Tree Pipits and singles of Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail and Redstart providing the only interest amongst the handful of Wheatears and Willow Warblers; 21 Oystercatchers and 5 Knot were of note amongst the continuing decent variety of waders and terns at Ferrybridge. The only reports from the sea were of 20 Common Scoter, 5 Manx Shearwaters and 2 Balearic Shearwaters through off the Bill.

The prevailing conditions are as poor for overnight mothing as they are for daytime birding, with singles of Pearly Underwing and Dog's Tooth providing the only interest amongst the handful of immigrants at the Obs.