25th August

Migration's progressed in some odd ways so far this autumn with today seeing that pattern continue, particularly when 1380 Kittiwakes shot through off the Bill in just 90 minutes at dawn; other movers on the sea there included 275 Manx Shearwaters, 18 Common Scoter, 16 Balearic Shearwaters, 4 Arctic Skuas and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls. Passerine passage - at least what we're seeing of it on the ground - still hasn't got any really sustained momentum to it but today was a tad more rewarding than many days just lately, with 70 Willow Warblers grounded at the Bill, where 50 Yellow Wagtails and 35 Tree Pipits were among the over-flyers. Variety around and about included singles of Wood Sandpiper and Firecrest at the Bill, singles of Spotted and Pied Flycatcher at Sweethill, 8 Spotted and a Pied Flycatcher at Coombefield and a Hobby over Ferrybridge. Ferrybridge was also still busy with waders including 180 Ringed Plovers, 16 Turnstones and 2 Knot.