Whilst the consistent sunny weather was nice today normal British weather resumed with fog, drizzle, sun, wind and rain. At the Bill were 2 Sedge Warbler and singles of Reed Warbler and Rook. The sea continued to engage much attention with Seawatcher's from the Bill seeing the more interesting seabirds including 3 Balearic Shearwaters, a Sooty Shearwater. c100 Manx Shearwater, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, 60 Lesser Black-backed Gull, a Mediterranean Gull, 13 Common Scoter and singles of Great and Arctic Skua. At Ferrybridge there were 46 Dunlin, 100+ Mediterranean Gulls and a Yellow-legged Gull.
On a muggier night immigrant moth numbers increased a little, with 28 Diamond-back Moth, 15 Silver Y, 7 Rusty-dot Pearl, 4 Four-spotted Footman, 3 European Corn-borer and singles of Maiden's Blush, Vestal and Red Admiral butterfly caught in the Obs moth-traps.
Yellow-legged Gull and Herring Gull - Ferrybridge, 24th July 2016 © Martin Cade