8th June

The lean times are really beginning to bite with even the hitherto reliable supply of waders dwindling as they head north. The migrant tally on the ground at the Bill consisted of just 2 Reed Warblers, although overhead 2 arriving Hobbys were a surprise amongst the handful of incoming Swifts and hirundines. Waders did fare better although only Ringed Plover managed a double-figure total at Ferrybridge where 2 Knot and a Grey Plover were the best of the rest. Two Sanderlings and Grey Plover also passed through off the Bill, along with a decent total for so late of 65 Common Scoter; 2 Arctic Skuas and a lone Balearic Shearwater also made the log and the first evening movement of Manx Shearwaters for a few days saw just shy of 100 pass in a sample hour.