10th July

Another bizarrely unsettled day began with a heavy downpour that lasted for most of the morning, before drifting away to reveal a scorching hot, clear afternoon. With most of the morning spent attending to inside jobs, it was down to the sea to provide much of the variety with the feeding gull flock joined by both Manx and Balearic Shearwaters, as well as the third unseasonable Red-throated Diver sighting in a week. Ferrybridge has been remarkably quiet of late and today was no exception with two Whimbrel joining the measly flock of four Dunlin