3rd September

Wryneck-lovers had a bit of a field day today with three singles dotted about at the Bill to get amongst. Sadly, the increasingly glorious balmy conditions that replaced the breeze and gloom of recent days didn't see a wealth of other migrants emerge, with the relatively meagre spread at the Bill including little better than singles of Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper and Grasshopper Warbler amongst the routine fare. Ferrybridge hosted better numbers, with 8 Sanderling, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Grey Plover of interest. Another little surge of Balearic Shearwaters accounted for the bulk of the numbers offshore, with 135 through off the Bill; a Great Northern Diver and an Arctic Skua also passed by there.

 One of the Wrynecks doing what they do and doing it where they always seem to do it in the Obs Quarry © Martin Cade: