8th August

With the heat continuing to build there was ample reason not to dwell in the field through the middle of the day but early and late coverage revealed a fair bit of variety if nothing in quantity. A seawatch fly-by Stone Curlew was an exciting and bizarre little event at the Bill where some egret movement saw 2 Cattle Egrets and 4 Little Egrets arrive in off the sea. The light scatter of grounded migrants was dominated by the usual quartet of Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat  and Willow Warbler, with the odd singletons including a Garden Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat at the Bill and a Pied Flycatcher at Tout Quarry; Ferrybridge was busier with a largely unchanged tally of waders that included singles of Knot and Redshank. The sea totals included 10 Balearic Shearwaters and an Arctic Skua through off the Bill.

Overnight moth-trapping was a little more productive for immigrants that included a Dark Crimson Underwing at the Obs and a Convolvulus Hawkmoth at the Higher Light.