1st September

With dreary skies and a brisk northeasterly the order of the day birding was hard work but 2 Wrynecks - one retrapped at the Obs and a new, unringed, bird in the Obs Quarry - provided some seasonable interest for the few fieldworkers braving the autumnal chill. Numbers were far from a feature, with the likes of Yellow Wagtail reduced to just a single figure total at the Bill, but variety there included 5 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Whinchats and singles of Redstart, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher, with a new Grey Plover adding to the wader interest at Ferrybridge. Eleven Balearic Shearwaters, 4 Teal and an Arctic Skua represented the best from the sea at the Bill.