29th August

A distinctly autumnal feel to the cool morning gave more hope than results, with just a smattering of grounded migrants throughout the day. Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail numbers remained much the same as yesterday but a small influx of Willow Warblers, Wheatears and House Martins made up the numbers. Highlights in the field included a fly-over Hobby, two Spotted and single Pied Flycatcher. The sea was reasonably quiet again with just singles of Arctic Skua and Bonxie with a supporting cast of ten Manx Shearwaters. A little influx of waders at Ferrybridge saw Sanderling, Knot and Turnstone numbers fall just short of 20 apiece, as well as two Little Terns, 15 Wheatears and five Yellow Wagtails.

The Dexter Cattle have become a firm favorite with the passing Yellow Wagtails © Pete Saunders:

Some of this morning's Ferrybridge selection © Pete Saunders