5th September

Another very birdy day with the Wryneck tally increasing to 6 and plenty of routine fare to get amongst everywhere. The Wrynecks aside, an Osprey off West Cliffs was the only other oddity reported and there were no real stand out migrant totals but the fact that the likes of Redstart, Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher all got well into double figures was indication enough of how much there was about. Yesterday's Little Gull was still at Ferrybridge but the sea had quietened off, with 16 Balearic Shearwaters and an Arctic Skua the best on offer at the Bill.

Although breezy, murky mornings have been the rule in recent day the afternoons have been beautifully still, warm and sunny - perfect conditions for Spotted Flycatchers to show off in the Obs garden © Martin King: