10th August

A frustrating day with long enough breaks between spells of drizzle or heavier rain to be tempted to open nets, go seawatching and the like, only to find these efforts promptly curtailed by the onset of another pulse of rain. Willow Warblers were certainly about in small numbers but there were few other observations of note from the land bar singles of Knot and Whimbrel amongst the waders at Ferrybridge. Poor visibility often hampered seawatching, but sightings at the Bill included 6 Balearic Shearwaters and singles of Pomarine Skua, Arctic Skua and Yellow-legged Gull.

The damp, murky conditions that set in overnight seemed to subdue moth activity and the traps were quieter than the previous couple of nights; singles of Convolvulus Hawk-moth at West Grove Terrace and Ni Moth at the Obs were the best of the immigrants, whilst a Purple Thorn at the Obs was good local highlight.