18th July

A low-key day with no more than dribs and drabs of movement on land and sea. Passerine migrants were limited to 5 Willow Warblers, a Sand Martin and a Sedge Warbler at the Bill; a Great Spotted Woodpecker heading north over Ferrybridge was a bit of an oddity, whilst waders and gulls there included 228 Mediterranean Gulls, 7 Dunlin and a Whimbrel. A trickle of birds on the sea included 79 Manx Shearwaters, 16 Balearic Shearwaters, 17 Mediterranean Gulls, 13 Common Scoter and a Puffin through off the Bill.