11th June

Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater c25etc, Common Scoter 5w, Arctic Skua 1e.

Grey Plover 1, Sanderling 4, Dunlin, 4, Turnstone 2.

The Arctic-breeding waders just keep coming, with this Grey Plover the pick of the bunch at Ferrybridge today; it seems almost inconceivable that these birds are actually going to get to the far north in time to breed but, since there seems to have been no break in the passage this spring we're presuming they are still heading in that direction - maybe the reality is that there's actually a mix of birds that have already failed, decided they're not going to bother or are too immature but are just going through the migration motions © Debby Saunders