12th July

More standard fare today, with 200 or more Manx Shearwaters, 2 Mediterranean Gulls and at least 1 Yellow-legged Gull lingering off the Bill, 8 Common Scoter, 3 Black-headed Gulls and 2 Sandwich Terns through on the sea there, a handful of Swifts and a Sand Martin though overhead and a Knot settled on the shore; elsewhere there were 31 Dunlin, 3 Redshanks and 2 Sanderling at Ferrybridge.

After the recent run of quality and quantity last night's windy and at times wet conditions saw moth interest plummet - there were just 3 single immigrants in total in the Obs traps!

Although never numerous, Knot is a wader that seems more than happy making itself at home on the rocky shore at the Bill © Marc Bryans (still) and Martin Cade (video):