25th July

We're away on family holiday in Cornwall this week - with what seems to be a pretty iffy internet connection - so updates are likely to be short and may well be late.

Much improved conditions today but very quiet on the migrant front, with 6 Sand Martins and 3 Willow Warblers the best on offer at the Bill. Waders at Ferrybridge included 120 Dunlin, 16 Sanderling, 3 Whimbel and a Redshank.

In what looked to be a very unpromising gusty northerly there was a surprise arrival of immigrant moths, with the totals of 42 Silver Y and 6 Dark Sword Grass at the Obs constituting year-peaks to date for both.