28th August

The crystal-clear, breezy dawn didn't look too promising and so it came to pass, with yesterday's Wryneck - still very elusive in the Crown Estate Field - the highlight and little beyond expected fare in modest numbers as back-up. A fair spread of the likes of Yellow Wagtails and Wheatears was evident everywhere, with the odd Tree Pipits, Whinchats, Lesser Whitethroats, Pied and Spotted Flycatchers and other expected arrivals livening things up here and there; a Grasshopper Warbler at the Bill and 6 Knot and 2 Little Stints at Ferrybridge constituted the best of the slightly less regulars. Sea interest has dwindled, with 50 Black-headed Gulls through off the Bill as good as it got by way of passage.