11th July

A fairly routine July selection today, with a Great Spotted Woodpecker at Pennsylvania Castle the only slightly out of the ordinary sighting. Although Swifts were dribbling through overhead it was the sea that came up with the bulk of the numbers at the Bill, where 40 each of Manx Shearwater and Common Scoter, 11 Cormorants, 6 Mediterranean Gull and singles of Great Skua and Yellow-legged Gull passed by. Waders at Ferrybridge included 7 Curlew and 6 Dunlin.

Overnight moth-trapping was again busy without any real sign of a concerted arrival of fresh immigrants; the night's best quality was provided by singles of Small Marbled at Reap Lane, Vestal at West Grove Terrace and Four-spotted Footman at St Peter's Church.

Mediterranean Gull - Ferrybridge, 11th July 2105 © Debby Saunders
...from her photos, Debby has pieced together the ring number of this German-ringed individual and will let us know once she's heard back on it.