26th August

A day not without morsels of interest - notable amongst which were the year's first Wood Sandpiper over the Bill and the autumn's first Osprey over Verne Common - but routine migrants remained sufficiently thinly spread that the ringing total from prolonged effort at the Obs and in the Crown Estate Field didn't even get into double figures. Another dose of overnight rain dropped a scatter a new passerines everywhere - none in the least bit unexpected - and a few additional waders at Ferrybridge, where 8 Knot were of particular note. The sea had a feel of interest about it, but in the event nothing more than 22 Common Scoter, 8 Common Terns, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Arctic Skuas and singles of Balearic Shearwater and Great Skua made the log at the Bill.

Although there's been a noticeable increase in overnight temperatures in the last couple of nights immigrant interest in the moth-traps consisted of nothing much more than the year's first Olive-tree Pearl Palpita vitrealis at Sweethill.