23rd August

Yesterday's excitement quickly evaporated as the much-vaunted switch to easterlies saw the migrant tank remain close to empty. The conditions were perhaps much too fair to have expected any sort of fall of new arrivals but that said it was very quiet, with Wheatear, Sedge Warbler and Willow Willow struggling just into double figures at the Bill where 2 Grasshopper Warblers and 2 Spotted Flycatchers provided the only minor interest on the ground. It was a tad busier overhead with singles of Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Grey Wagtail amongst a few Tree Pipits and Yellow Wagtails, and a trickle of hirundines. Three Sanderling, a Knot and a Common Sandpiper were the pick of the waders at Ferrybridge.