14th July

On an increasing warm day the land's contribution was a good miscellany rather than any numbers, with 2 Green Sandpipers and singles of Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail and Siskin at the Bill and 4 Sanderling and a Knot at Ferrybridge. Sea interest was much as in recent days, with 49 Common Scoter, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, 3 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua the best of the bunch off the Bill.

We're not sure that the recent dearth of waders at Ferrybridge is necessarily a bad thing - might it just be that there have been fewer failures on the breeding grounds? - but a Knot and a few Sanderling provided some welcome interest there today © Martin Cade: