22nd August

Another little trickle of late August migrants as the Yellow Wagtails and Tree Pipits continued to increase slowly in number. The nets were quiet once more but a Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler and 5 Sedge Warblers were added to the day list from trips around the crown field. Hirundine passage recommenced with another triple figure tally from the Swallows, 35 Sand Martins and 16 House Martins. Ferrybridge was a little quieter for numbers but maintained its excellent form on variety with singles of Greenshank and Curlew, two Knot and five Sanderling.

The two Knot at Ferrybridge had a similar expression to the assistant warden at that time in the morning... © Pete Saunders: