27th September

Definitely a day to forget in a hurry, with the profound change in the weather that followed the passage of a weather front late in the night doing absolutely nothing for the birding. The cooler, windy and at times showery conditions hindered fieldwork but it was readily apparent that there were no more than the handful of grounded migrants on offer, with White Wagtail at the Bill the only one of them of minor interest. Swallows were leaving in some quantity through the morning with another Merlin tagging along with them. The only other reports were of 10 Sanderling and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits at Ferrybridge.

Sanderling at Bar-tailed Godwits at Ferrybridge this afternoon © Debby Saunders: