28th July

Improved conditions saw a little spread of new arrivals drop in at the Bill, including about a dozen each of Sedge Warbler and Willow Warbler, a few Whitethroats and a couple of Wheatears; Swifts and Sand Martins also aggregated overhead from time to time but few seemed inclined to leave out to sea. The wader situation was rather static, with 52 Dunlin, 8 Sanderling, 2 Whimbrel and Common Sandpiper the best of it at Ferrybridge. The less said about the sea the better, with no more than 7 Common Scoter, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and a lone Manx Shearwater off the Bill. These are lean times!