6th July

A pretty seasonable selection today that included plenty more Mediterranean Gulls, with at least 168 at Ferrybridge and 75 off the Bill. Six Manx Shearwaters, 3 Common Scoter, a Balearic Shearwater and a Sandwich Tern also passed through off the Bill and 20 Sand Martins and a Dunlin were logged overhead there. The only other passerine report was a slightly odd one of a Chiffchaff at Ferrybridge.

A Large Tortoiseshell was again at Tout Quarry. The moth-traps were again very busy although quality immigrant interest was limited to singles of Scarce Light Plume at the Obs and Small Marbled at the Grove.