23rd August

Today could only be described as a tad of an anti-climax. After yesterdays fall of migrants we were left scrabbling round for those who had not departed in the brief spell of clear skies before dusk. A highlight of just 3 Pied Flycatchers set the tone for the day with a supporting cast of: 9 Yellow Wagtails, 7 Willow Warblers, 24 Wheatears, 6 Tree Pipits, 2 Swifts, 5 Whinchats and our long-staying Chiffchaff. Our meagre sea-watch consisted of just 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Yellow-legged Gull and 7 Whimbrel. Reports from Ferrybridge were just as dire with a single Common Sandpiper and similar numbers of everything else as yesterday. Fingers crossed for a change in the wind!