9th August

A wet and blustery start to the morning only got wilder as the wind peaked above 30mph for the remainder of the day. Land-based migrants were more notable for their absence with the Bill entirely devoid of Wheatears and just seven at Ferrybridge merely confirming the impression that this has been a dire year on the island for the species. The sea was perhaps surprisingly quiet with just a Bonxie and two Balearic Shearwaters of note. Waders continued to move with the Ferrybridge total of Ringed Plovers falling just short of triple figures, and Dunlins not too far behind.