6th August

With thick, at times impenetrable, fog rolling in through the night it was an unexpectedly miserable morning with the mist failing to clear until gone midday. Scattered showers throughout the morning prevented much trapping in the garden, although when the rain finally did clear a re-trap Garden Warbler from three days ago proved our assumption correct; that the fog put an end to much migration through the night. Other land-based migrants included a trickle of Willow Warblers and Whitethroats and a small increase in the arrival of Wheatears with five across the recording area. The sea was equally dismal with a smattering of Shearwaters (two Balearics) and the first juvenile Kittiwake of the year the only real birds of note. Ferrybridge saw a sliver of action with a single Bar-tailed Godwit, two Wheatears and four of the remaining fledgling Little Terns on the shoreline.

A sprinkling of quality amongst the usual Dunlins, Ringed Plovers, Sanderlings and Turnstones © Pete Saunders (Bar-tailed Godwit) and © Debby Saunders (Little Terns):