24th July

Quite a shocker of a day that went a long way toward replenishing the recent rainfall deficit. With serious coverage of the bushes out of the question the day's only reports were of waders at Ferrybridge and seawatching at the Bill. The Ferrybridge wader tally included 200 Dunlin, 50 Ringed Plover, 15 Sanderling, 12 Whimbrel, 3 Redshank and 2 Curlew, whilst 2 Balearic Shearwaters were ever-present off the Bill.
Despite faintly promising-looking conditions there was hardly any improvement in immigrant moth numbers, with a Tawny-barred Angle and a Four-spotted Footman at the Obs and 2 more Four-spotted Footman at the Grove the only real morsels of interest.

 Whimbrels - Ferrybridge, 24th July 2015 © Pete Saunders