16th July

The Roseate Terns only put in a couple of brief appearances at Ferrybridge today, so interest came largely from other happenings, with a Canada Goose pitching up at Ferrybridge and singles of Sooty Shearwater and Pomarine Skua reported from seawatching at the Bill. The sea also came up with 41 Common Scoter, 10 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Arctic Skuas, a Balearic Shearwater and a Great Skua, a Yellow-legged Gull was at Ferrybridge and the first departing young Willow Warbler of the season dropped in at the Bill.

The fifth Splendid Brocade of the summer (at the Obs) was a slightly unexpected highlight amongst the night's moth catch given that just about the only other sign of immigrant activity was a modest increase in Silver Ys at one of the trap sites (27 at the Grove).

Thus far, the customary summer flurry of arriving juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls hasn't been much of a feature; this one passed through at Ferrybridge this morning © Pete Saunders: 

The Roseate Terns have been attracting a steady steam of admirers but didn't really play ball today; this photo was taken when they first arrived a couple of days ago © Keith Pritchard: