19th August

Although passerine passage didn't pick up at all in the continuing blustery northwesterlies today wasn't without a few snippets of quality, notably a decent count of at least 92 Balearic Shearwaters through off the Bill; the sea also came up with 22 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Great Skuas, 2 Arctic Skuas and a Yellow-legged Gull, with another Yellow-legged Gull dropping in at Ferrybridge. A scatter of Wheatears around the Bill totalled 17, with 3 Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Heron and a Tree Pipit of minor note amongst what few other grounded migrants were on offer.

A part of 25-30 Bottle-nosed Dolphins were off the east side of the island for much of the day.

Singles of Rusty-dot Pearl and Silver Y were the night's only immigrant moth captures at the Obs.

Yellow-legged Gull and Herring Gull at Ferrybridge this morning  © Pete Saunders: