3rd August

A westerly wind all day showed little potential for land migrants, hopefully the calming weather over the next few days might entice more birds to head south for the winter and hopefully pay a visit to our crop fields. The best bird of the day was a late evening Storm Petrel rather surprisingly this is the first of the year seen on a sea watch (We've trapped and ringed some during the summer.) Other birds on the sea included 37 Manx Shearwater, 7 Balearic Shearwater , 2 Common Scoter, 2 Mediterranean Gull and singles of Little Egret, Black-headed Gull and Sooty Shearwater. On the land were 13 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff. At Ferrybridge the Mediterranean Gull numbers are slowly building up with there being 260 birds now, also 7 Sandwich Tern, 54 Dunlin, 33 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 34 Little Tern and singles of Turnstone and Knot.

Migrant moths at the Obs included 2 Rusty Dot-Pearl, 2 Diamond-back Moth and one of each Silver Y and Dark Sword-grass.