11th July

The first rainfall for a while dropped a nice selection of waders at Ferrybridge, where 30 Dunlin, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Knot, 2 each of Sanderling and Common Sandpiper, and singles of Whimbrel and Redshank pitched up at various times. There were also hopes for the sea but just 14 Common Scoter, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Sandwich Terns, 2 Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Skua passed through off the Bill before heavy rain set in and prevented further coverage.

On a breezier night there was less moth activity than of late, with another 2 Small Marbled at the Obs the only rarities in the immigrant line.

The Black-tailed Godwits at Ferrybridge this morning © Pete Saunders: