30th August

With the notable exception of a Wryneck that obliged by turning up in a mist-net in the Obs garden today's migrant happenings remained on a par with recent days. Wheatears conspicuously increased, with around 100 at the Bill alone but, if anything, there was an overall dip in numbers that saw Yellow Wagtails fall well short of a three figure tally at the Bill, where most other seasonable fare was reduced to single figure totals. Ferrybridge continued to chip in with respectable totals of Ringed Plover and Dunlin but 2 each of Sanderling, Knot and Redshank were as good as it got for less frequent visitors. Sandwich and Common Terns were again lingering off the Bill in above average numbers but a lone Balearic Shearwater provided the only quality.

There's nothing like an in-hand Wryneck to please the visitors © Martin Cade: