6th June

Today's excitement was over within an hour of first light when the lingering Serin made the last of several fly-arounds of the Obs garden. Subsequently, dogged pursuit of something better drew a blank and also revealed a dearth of migrants bar a fair few waders still passing through at Ferrybridge. The waders accounted for pretty well all the day's numbers, with 37 Ringed Plovers, 23 Sanderling, 12 Turnstones, 9 Dunlin, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Knot representing a fair tally for this late in the season; passerines arrivals were very few and far between, with 3 Reed Warblers and 2 Blackcaps the only obvious newcomers on the ground at the Bill. A smattering of interest on the sea included 21 Common Scoter, 10 commic terns and 4 Sandwich Terns on the move off the Bill.

The majority of first-summer Mediterranean Gulls don't get anywhere near as hooded as this bird at Ferrybridge today...

...nicely-plumaged Turnstones also remain at daily sight there © Pete Saunders: