1st August

To start August it seems we have gone backwards, no sooner had we thought Autumn was getting going has it seemed to come to a complete halt. The sea received the most attention today with 27 Commic Tern, 10 Manx Shearwaters, 7 Balearic Shearwaters, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Scoter and singles of Yellow-legged Gull and Arctic Skua. For what actually seemed a great deal more legwork today the land returned paltry totals of just 15 Willow Warblers and 5 Sedge Warbler. Ferrybridge numbers were a little better today with 120 Dunlin, 50 Ringed Plover, 52 Common Tern, 5 Sanderling and a Sandwich Tern.