18th September

With a few days of wilder weather in prospect interest in the land dwindled and most attention was given to the sea, with 78 Balearic Shearwaters, 17 Arctic Skuas, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and singles of Great Skua and Long-tailed Skua the chief rewards from the Bill. The Barred Warbler maintained an occasional presence in the Obs Quarry, with double figure totals of Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear and Chiffchaff providing the bulk of the grounded migrant tally at the Bill. Elsewhere, a Merlin was at Ferrybridge where the wader selection included 5 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Sanderling and singles of Knot and Little Stint.