10th September

After such an abject weekend today's most minor of pulses of passage hinted at a corner being turned  - although the buffeting southwesterly that had set in by the evening will just as likely return things to square one! A selection of the commonest migrants managed double figure totals at the Bill where it was Grey Wagtail (25 through overhead) that staged the strongest showing; 3 White Wagtails and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were as good as it got for less frequent visitors there, with a single Knot the best of the waders at Ferrybridge. The freshening breeze saw another 20 Balearic Shearwaters pass through off the Bill.

This Knot in its crisp juvenile plumage amongst the Turnstones at Ferrybridge provided some much need variety for the day © Debby Saunders