14th July

Two showy Roseate Terns that spent a good part of the day at Ferrybridge stole the limelight today. Along with the steady little trickle of departing Swifts and hirundines overhead, a Cuckoo was below Grove Point and the first 2 Sedge Warblers of the autumn at the Bill were a further and perhaps unwelcome sign of how summer's already slipping way; singles of Grey Heron, Little Egret and Yellow-legged Gull also passed over at the Bill. In common with recent days the sea was worth attention, with 59 Common Scoter, 15 Manx Shearwaters, 10 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Sandwich Terns and an Arctic Skua through off the Bill.

A brisk northwesterly breeze overnight reduced moth interest and there were no scarcities amongst the limited range on immigrants trapped at the Obs.

The Ferrybridge Roseate Terns © Pete Saunders (top still), Debby Saunders (middle still) and Martin Cade (video)