24th July

A frustrating day with nearly as many rain delays as clearer slots and concerted migrant-hunting more or less scuppered. There were suggestions of there being a bit around, with brief netting attempts revealing a few Sedge Warblers and a Grasshopper Warbler at the Bill, whilst the Ferrybridge wader tally increased as the day went on and eventually reached 56 Dunlin, 25 Sanderling, 15 Ringed Plovers and a Knot. Poor visibility frequently got in the way of meaningful seawatching, but 5 Yellow-legged Gulls, 4 Arctic Skuas, 2 Manx Shearwaters and a single Balearic Shearwater were logged at the Bill.