21st August

For most, today's continuing blustery conditions were something of an anticlimax but one fortunate observer struck handsomely with a passing Cory's Shearwater off the Bill, whilst others there had glimpses of one or more Storm Petrels; the majority had to content themselves with c100 Manx Shearwaters, 5 Common Scoter and - in a startling reversal of yesterday's events - no more than a measly 4 Balearic Shearwaters. The land there was very poorly covered but turned up nothing more of note than a single Common Sandpiper. The only other reports came from Ferrybridge where 10 Black-tailed Godwits and a Greenshank pitched up amongst 200 Ringed Plover, 120 Dunlin, 4 Sanderling, 3 Curlew, 3 Little Terns and a Whimbrel.