27th July

The heavy rain showers that inundated even the lighthouse tower's deep windows last night continued through most of the early morning bringing thick fog and a chilling damp to proceedings. Once the fret had cleared through it was business as usual (if a little cooler than of late) and the nets were once again busy with the signs of early autumn. Once the sea was visible, it was a case of quality over quantity with two Arctic Skuas giving chase to the passing gull flocks and singles of Yellow-legged Gull and Balearic Shearwater. Ferrybridge showed a little more variety again with: six Dunlin, three apiece of Curlew, Turnstone and Ringed Plover and two Redshank