4th July

A day of seriously grim conditions - constantly dreary skies, frequent reduced visibility and a stiff southwesterly - saw sea interest dwindle considerably, with morning totals of 80 Manx Shearwaters, 31 Common Scoter and 14 Balearic Shearwaters off the Bill and 12 Common Scoter, 4 Balearic Shearwaters and an Arctic Skua off Chesil. Single Yellow-legged Gulls were at Chesil Cove and the Bill Common, a Whimbrel dropped in at the Bill and 7 Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper were at Ferrybridge.