13th August

It's been some time coming but a nice, set-fair day saw a good few departing migrants drop in at the Bill. Numbers were nothing more than modest but 150 Swallows, 100 Swifts, 60 Willow Warblers, 25 Sedge Warblers, 20 Whitethroats and 15 Wheatears made up the bulk, with the likes of 3 Tree Pipits, 2 each of Grasshopper Warbler and Garden Warbler, and singles of Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat and Lesser Whitethroat providing a modicum of variety. The sea was again worth attention, with 56 Balearic Shearwaters the best on offer at the Bill. The only others reports were from Ferrybridge, where singles of Grey Plover and Sanderling were amongst the small numbers of commoner fare.

Immigrant moth numbers picked up a little, with 15 Rusty-dot Pearl, 11 Dark Sword Grass, 4 Silver Y and 3 each of Diamond-back Moth and Rush Veneer trapped overnight at the Obs.