13th August

Today's only change was in the wrong direction, with apparently promising-looking conditions dropping the fewest new arrivals of the week; something else that dropped was a substantial quantity of rain out of a cloudburst late in the afternoon and this did at least prompt a late flurry of wader activity. Passerines were noticeably thin on the ground, with singles of Whinchat, Reed Warbler and Garden Warbler the pick of the bunch at the Bill. It was a tad busier overhead, with 40 Swifts, 19 Tree Pipits, 5 Ringed Plovers, 4 Yellow Wagtails and a Golden Plover over the Bill. Waders were on the up all day, with well into three figure totals of Dunlin and Ringed Plover at Ferrybridge by the evening; a Little Ringed Plover also dropped in at this time, whilst soon after dark a good little passage of waders developed over the Bill. The only other report was of a total of 7 Balearic Shearwaters through off the Bill.