4th August

After yesterday's fall and a building cloud cover through the morning there was some hope for similar numbers if nothing exciting. The numbers, however, never materialized but a second Melodious Warbler appeared in the Obs nets to provide some rarity interest. Other migrants were thin on the ground but the first juvenile Cuckoo for the autumn was accompanied by single figures of Willow Warbler and Whitethroats. The sea was - if that's possible - quieter than the land with just two Balearic Shearwaters and a lone Yellow-legged Gull of note throughout the morning. The highlight past Ferrybridge was a movement of Cormorants with a maximum flock size of 38.

Another day, another Melodious Warbler © Martin Cade: