5th July

Although fog clung on at the Bill until well into the afternoon, for the most part today saw the return of fine and increasingly warm conditions. Three Black-tailed Godwits passing through at the Bill, at least 2 Yellow-legged Gulls lingering offshore there and an increase to 6 Redshanks at Ferrybridge provided the best of today's birding, with 25 Manx Shearwaters and at least 4 Mediterranean Gulls off the Bill and 26 Mediterranean Gulls and 20 Dunlin at Ferrybridge the best of the rest.

Moth numbers tailed off noticeably in the overnight fog but some of the commoner immigrants were relatively well represented, with 72 Silver Y, 34 Diamond-back Moth, 4 Dark Sword Grass, a Hummingbird Hawkmoth and a Four-spotted Footman at the Obs and 62 Silver Y in one trap at the Grove.