15th August

There's barely a sniff of passage becoming in any way sustained, with today's migrant tally at the Bill consisting of no more than 15 Wheatears, 10 each of Sedge Warbler and Willow Warbler, 6 Tree Pipits and a Yellow Wagtail. Balearic Shearwaters have been reliable in providing interest at sea and that continued today with at least 25 lingering off the Bill but, bar a lone Yellow-legged Gull, there was little else of note to report from the sea. Four Sanderling, 2 Redshank and 'the' Grey Plover were amongst the waders at Ferrybridge.

There was just a hint of moth immigration taking off again, with 3 Hummingbird Hawkmoths and an Olive-tree Pearl at the Obs and single Marbled Yellow Pearls both there and at the Grove; commoner immigrant numbers at the Obs included 24 Rusty-dot Pearl, 12 Dark Sword Grass, 8 Rush Veneer, 2 Diamond-back Moth and a single Silver Y.