28th June

After the heavy rain either side of dawn cleared through there was some encouragement when the first few checks of the Obs garden mist-nets came up with new arrivals in the form of 2 Chiffchaffs and a Reed Warbler, with 2 more Reed Warblers soon found in the Bill Quarry. Sadly, these migrants proved to be a flash in the pan and little else of note was uncovered on the land. A handful of skuas provided the only interest on the sea: a Great passed by off the Bill and 2 Arctics headed overhead at Ferrybridge.

There's plenty of action right now in the Little Tern colony at Ferrybridge © John Dadds (filmed under NE licence):