24th August

Just a little more to report today with a small flurry of new arrivals on the ground once some early showers passed through. Numbers were far from impressive but after a few lean days were certainly welcome, with 30 Wheatears, 20 Willow Warblers, 6 Pied Flycatchers, 5 Tree Pipits, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, a Dunlin and a Whinchat logged at the Bill. Waders continued to feature in some quantity at Ferrybridge, where 8 Sanderling and singles of Knot and Redshank were mingled in with the 150 Ringed Plover and 90 Dunlin; a single Yellow-legged Gull was also new there. The sea was very much the poor relation, with a continuing south-bound trickle of Lesser Black-backed Gulls about as good as it got at the Bill.