5th August

The easterlies that succeeded so well yesterday in pushing migrants our way slowed somewhat, producing a steady trickle nonetheless. 6 Whinchats around the top fields were a first for the autumn, and Pied Flycatchers continued to pass through with 6 around the Bill. Other records included: a single Spotted Flycatcher, 33 Willow Warblers, 9 Wheatear and 2 Sedge Warblers. With the exception of an increase in Manx Shearwaters (171 this morning), the sea produced much the same as it has in recent days with: 8 Balearic Shearwaters, 10 Common Scoter, 4 Mediterranean Gulls, 6 Black-headed Gulls, 6 Sanderling and 1 Bonxie. The upward trend of wader variety at Ferrybridge continued with: 71 Dunlin, 54 Ringed Plover, 6 Sanderling, 10 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 6 Little Terns and 1 Yellow Wagtail. 

Moth records were reduced back to our regulars but numbers were decent: Silver Y 61, Dark Sword Grass 16, Diamond-back Moth 36, Rush Veenes 1. 

As the waders start rolling in so do the brilliant pictures from Pete and Debby Saunders, here's a selection from Pete of yesterday's events © Pete Saunders: