8th June

A wildly windy day hadn't been expected to produce on the land but it was a Golden Oriole that showed up in the Obs garden that stole the show (...it later transpired that it or another had been reported earlier from a private garden at Weston). Whatever else might have dropped into the largely unbirdable bushes escaped detection but the fact that there was certainly some other late passage afoot was evidenced by a nice flurry of waders at Ferrybridge, where 23 Sanderling, 9 Dunlin and a Bar-tailed Godwit were all new in. The sea got plenty of attention with 6 Arctic Skuas, 2 Balearic Shearwaters and a Great Skua the best on offer off the Bill.

As is often the case the oriole was heard before it was seen and it proved to be typically elusive and mobile, affording no more than fleeting flight views as it dashed about the Obs garden and the beach hut fields © Martin Cade: