9th September

Today did not merit a blog post. Migration well and truly ground to a halt. With just a small handful of commoner migrants we were left to scrabble around for a morsel of entertainment, thankfully Ferrybridge produced the days saving grace of a stunning juvenile Little Gull, otherwise 14 Balearic Shearwaters and a Bonxie were the only birds of note.

Nick Hopper has once again provided us with a snapshot of the wonders of night time migration from the night of 5th/6th September. Although the skies were clear that night there was still an interesting mix with the highlight of an over-land Common Scoter, which was joined by: Short-eared Owl, Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel (flock), Ringed Plover (flocks), 5 Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Robins, 84 Yellow Wagtail calls and 71 Tree Pipit calls.

Many thanks to Pete and Debby for saving the day bird-wise, the Little Gull was accompanied by three Sandwich Terns © Pete Saunders: