3rd August

A varied but largely undistinguished list from today's efforts, with migrant numbers taking a tumble from the relative excesses of the last couple of days. Willow Warbler struggled to get past the 20 mark at the Bill where the best of the interest came in the form of 7 Tree Pipits, 3 Grey Herons, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and singles of Whinchat and Grasshopper Warbler on the land and 7 Shoveler, 3 Balearic Shearwaters and a Little Egret through on the sea. A Little Gull dropped in again at Ferrybridge where waders increased through the day and included 71 Dunlin, 50 Ringed Plovers and singles of Sanderling, Whimbrel and Common Sandpiper.

Some nice variety at Ferrybridge included both Common Sandpiper and Whimbrel...

...whilst it was really pleasing after their travails this summer to finally see some juvenile Little Terns on the wing - there were five flying by the evening with hopefully a few more yet to get this mobile © Pete Saunders: