26th June

Manx Shearwaters made up the bulk of today's numbers with another strong movement off the Bill totalling at least 1000 through the morning; 58 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gulls and a Whimbrel were amongst a few other birds also on the move offshore. The land remained quiet: an unseasonable Reed Bunting was at the Bill where another Yellow Wagtail also showed up, whilst 6 Dunlin were at Ferrybridge.

Ones and twos of Wheatears have remained at both the Bill and Ferrybridge all summer but, at least thus far, there's been no evidence of breeding at either; this female was one of a pair at Ferrybridge this morning © Pete Saunders: