16th September

It was a quieter day at the bill for migrating songbirds with passing totals of 19 alba Wagtails, a single White Wagtail, 6 Yellow Wagtails, 14 Grey Wagtails and 49 Swallows. The best of the rest were 9 Wheatears, 2 Whinchats, a Common Sandpiper, and the first Firecrest of the autumn in the 'fig tree' quarry.
At sea there was slightly more moving with 35 Balearic Shearwaters, single Manx and Sooty Shearwaters, 3 Bonxies, 37 Common Scoters, 2 'commic' Terns and a Sandwich Tern.
Totals from Ferrybridge comprised of 62 Dunlin, 21 Ringed Plovers, an Oystercatcher, a Sanderling, a Turnstone and 2 Skylarks (a sign of things to come?).