24th September

A something of nothing day, with the fresh southerly a bit too strong for easy birding on the land but with it remaining too clear and sunny for the seawatchers. The Obs Quarry Wryneck remained in situ but the Rosy Starling was more troublesome, with just an early report from Weston some way away from its usual haunts. The pick of the rest of the sightings concerned 4 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua passing through off the Bill. Grounded and visible migrants were none too plentiful, with little more than a thin spread of expected species everywhere.

Wryneck, Whitethroat and Goldfinch today at the Bill © Tony Hovell

...and one of the Ferrybridge Bar-tailed Godwits © Kerry Beale