14th August

 A cool start to the morning was not indicative of the afternoon to follow, with clear blue skies and scorching sun. Passage migrants were thin on the ground with just four Sedge Warblers trapped alongside a Grasshopper Warbler in the crown nets and a smattering of Wheatears across the Bill and Ferrybridge. The warm afternoon saw a flying ant emergence and a formation of a feeding kettle of Swifts, Mediterranean Gulls and a Sparrowhawk. Ferrybridge was busy once more with 233 Ringed Plovers, 60 Dunlin, nine Sanderlings, six Turnstones and a Redshank

The Ferrybridge Wheatears were busy fattening up for their journey south ©Pete Saunders: