12th April

Another bout of wild weather thrown at us today, with a 60mph westerly gale accompanied by frequent heavy showers and eventually a longer spell of rain - utterly grim! There were a scatter of grounded migrants about including 20 Blackcaps and a Black Redstart at the Bill, the year's first Swift passed over at Southwell, a trickle of Manx Shearwaters, a Red-throated Diver and an Arctic Tern passed though off the Bill and 62 Sandwich Terns and a Whimbrel passed through at Ferrybridge.

The Whimbrel through at Ferrybridge this morning © Pete Saunders: