17th August

A morning of gusty wind and scattered showered lifted to deposit the first Spotted Flycatcher of the autumn in the garden. This short-lived flurry involving a Whitethroat and two Willow Warblers was not continued through the rest of the morning and the days ringing tally ended on a measly three. Ferrybridge continued recent form with: 103 Ringed Plovers, 62 Dunlin, nine Sanderling, seven Turnstone, two Curlew and a Black-tailed Godwit

Less than annual on Portland (despite the proximity to multiple reed beds), a Bulrush Wainscot was the highlight from the mornings moths traps along with a smattering of common migrants ©Erin Taylor: