28th July

Things remain far from what they ought to be at this juncture, with the almost astounding fact that just 4 new birds have been trapped and ringed at the Obs during the last week more than adequately reflecting the dearth of passerine passage in particular. Today's still brisk and chilly north-westerly did nothing to perk things up, with the only news worth a mention being of 60 Manx and 15 Balearic Shearwaters through off the Bill and 4 Sanderlings amongst the handful of waders at Ferrybridge.