17th August

A rather mixed bag of birds today with plenty of variety around. On the land was 4 of each Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail and Tree Pipit, 15 Willow Warbler, 21 Wheatear, 2 of each Whinchat and Golden Plover and singles of Grey Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap and Ringed Plover. Whilst on the sea saw the highest Balearic Shearwater count of the year, this being a rather dismal 10 birds. Also seen were 4 Common Scoter 2 Black-headed Gull and singles of Yellow-legged Gull, Manx Shearwater and Mediterranean Gull. The birds of the day were at Ferrybridge today, being 7 Ruff also around were 2 Grey Heron and 4 of each Wheatear and Little Tern.