21st September

The routine of a bright, moonlit night and a blazingly hot, sunny day was maintained and grounded migrants remained in short supply. The usual mid-September suspects were all represented - mostly in low numbers - with little more of note at the Bill than 4 Short-eared Owls and singles of Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, White Wagtail and Firecrest; a Golden Plover at Ferrybridge was as good as it got elsewhere. Meadow Pipits were well represented overhead, with 1000 or so through at the Bill, but few other diurnal migrants contributed much to the tally. Balearic Shearwaters totalled 17 off the Bill, where the first Manx Shearwater for several weeks was also of interest.