15th August

Although the breeze had freshened conspicuously and veered further into the east it remained far too clear to have expected any sort of arrival on the ground. Willow Warbler topped the totals at the Bill, getting to around 25, but amongst the thin back-up cast there only 2 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Tree Pipits and singles of Grey Heron, Redshank and Lesser Whitethroat provided any real interest. Four Mute Swans were amongst an otherwise routine selection at Ferrybridge.

The current warmth of the daylight hours hasn't been followed by correspondingly balmy nights and moth interest was again limited. Among the routine immigrants at the Obs only Silver Y on 14 got into double figures; singles of Iron Prominent and Small Mottled Willow there, another Iron Prominent at Weston and a Bulrush Wainscot at the Grove were immigrants/dispersers of interest.

Mute Swans - Ferrybridge, 15th August 2016 © Pete Saunders