6th September

As the autumn soldiers on the annual transition from early to late migrants is taking place, Meadow Pipits have begun to outnumber Tree Pipits (a three-figure count of the former was recorded for the first time this autumn) and Chiffchaffs are becoming the most conspicuous phyllosc. The sea was slightly busier than the past few days with eight Arctic and four Great Skuas throughout the day. Ferrybridge was once again the place to be with singles of Little Stint and Barwit, four Knot and 20 Sanderling.

Some of the wader selection at Ferrybridge ©Brendan Sheils: