Balearic Shearwaters and Argyresthia albistria ©Joe Stockwell
A Day of two halves
Today dawned pretty soggy with light precipitation continuing until just after lunch, bouts of mist and fog hampered visibility throughout the morning which finally abated at around 1:30. This seemingly sparked a little bit of movement on the sea (although Judging by some of Devon's counts today we're a seriously poor relation) 12 Balearic Shearwater, 16 Manx Shearwater, 3 Oystercatcher and singles of Great Skua, Dunlin, Sanderling, Whimbrel and Turnstone, Past in a few hours before the mist rolled back in! The only migrant to note from the bill was a lowly Sedge Warbler. Ferrybridge again was the place to be locally for numbers of common waders with 250 Dunlin, 16 Sanderling, 9 Turnstone, 3 of Redshank and Curlew and a single Greenshank. Overnight mothing resulted in an amazing lack of migration with just 6 Silver Y.