16th July

All very quiet still in the continuing blustery westerlies. The return of a gull flock off East Cliffs saw the reappearance of a few Yellow-legged Gull - at least 5 at times - and an Arctic Skua was in attendance; 4 Common Scoter and a lone Manx Shearwater represented the poorest of returns when it came to passage offshore. Incremental improvements in the wader situation saw today's Ferrybridge tally consist of 53 Dunlin, 4 Sanderling, a Knot and a Whimbrel.

Today's Knot at Ferrybridge © Steve Mansfield: