24th July

The heat that developed through yesterday lasted sparked off plenty of overnight lightning activity but little in the way of precipitation; it also dropped a few migrants, with 10 Sedge Warblers and a Grasshopper Warbler trapped in the Crown Estate Field, a Garden Warbler at Culverwell and 2 Ringed Plovers and singles of Dunlin, Curlew and Redshank through over the Bill. A steady passage of hirundines was also evident soon after dawn, with 400 Swallows and 30 Sand Martins through at the Bill. The only other reports concerned 13 Common Scoter through off the Bill and 2 Sanderling, 2 Redshank and a Whimbrel amongst small numbers of waders at Ferrybridge.

A hoped-for rush of immigrant moths failed to materialise, with 3 Vagrant Piercer Cydia amplana the best of the overnight captures around the south of the island.

This morning's Redshanks at Ferrybridge © Pete Saunders