6th August

Very little to report from a day marked by gusting westerlies and clear skies. The nets were once again quiet as we failed to reach double figures (in fact the only new migrants were a pair of Whitethroats). The sea provided some mild interest with 20 Manx and seven Balearic Shearwaters, two lingering Common Scoter on the sea, a Turnstone east and two Mediterranean Gulls past the Bill. One of the Ferrybridge Little Gulls put in another showing alongside six Sanderling, a Whimbrel, three Wheatears and a flock of five Rooks heading South.

It's wonderful to see that at least a handful of the Little Tern chicks have made it to fledging, its just a shame that plastic has become a feature in their lives so early... ©Debby Saunders:

We'll be keeping an eye out for members of 'generation Z' over the next couple of years ©Pete Saunders: