17th July

Portland Bill
Common Scoter 7w, Mediterranean Gull 50etc, Sandwich Tern 5w, Common Tern 25etc, Swift 3s, Swallow 1s, Sand Martin 1s.

Cuckoo 1.

Grey Heron 1s, Dunlin 28, Sanderling 3, Curlew 2, Common Sandpiper 1, Yellow-legged Gull 1, Sandwich Tern 19, Sand Martin 21s.

Amid all the reports of disasters at tern colonies it's good to see that at least some youngsters are dropping in at Ferrybridge; it'll be interesting to learn of the origins of the colour-ringed adult accompanying some of today's arrivals © Pete Saunders: