12th September

Migration slowly ground its way into first gear with a slight improvement on previous days totals. The only birds to appear in any numbers included: 24 Grey Wagtails, 6 Alba Wagtails, 27 Yellow Wagtails. Birds appearing in singles or low figures included: Yellow-legged Gull, Short-eared Owl, Common Sandpiper, Tree Pipit, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. The sea produced a small selection of 10 Balearic Shearwaters, 9 Black-headed Gulls, 4 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Great Skua and 5 Common Scoters.

Ferrybridge totals amounted to: 4 Knot, 4 Sanderling, 70 Dunlin and 32 Ringed Plovers.

With juveniles in short supply Sanderling numbers have been on the low side at Ferrybridge - today's four were the most youngsters seen there so far this autumn © Debby Saunders: