7th August

An unexpectedly quiet start to the day amid what's otherwise turning out to be an unwelcome downturn in the weather afforded the opportunity to get amongst a few grounded migrants, with double figure totals of Sedge Warbler and Willow Warbler, and a lone Grasshopper Warbler logged at the Bill; wader numbers also improved again, with 8 Sanderling and 2 Common Sandpipers amongst the 60 each of Ringed Plover and Dunlin, and 17 Turnstones at Ferrybridge. Three passing Balearic Shearwaters off the Bill were all that showed up once the wind and rain returned by mid-morning.