3rd September

Today's bright and blustery westerlies weren't at all migrant-friendly, with only Wheatear managing a double-figure total - and that just 30 - on the ground at the Bill and a pocket of 15 Blackcaps at Suckthumb Quarry the best elsewhere; a news services report of a Corncrake there couldn't be confirmed and nothing else of note could be unearthed. Some fitful passage at sea included 8 Balearic Shearwaters and 2 Arctic Skuas through off the Bill and 15 Sanderling and a Knot were amongst the waders at Ferrybridge.

Turnstone on East Cliffs today © Roy Norris: