Dartford Warbler and Little Tern - Portland Bill and Ferrybridge, 13th August 2016 © Roger Hewitt (Dartford Warbler) and Pete Saunders (Little Tern)
With the forecast heavy cloud cover failing to materialise there was again precious little to hinder the onward progress of overflying migrants. Passing Swallows were a feature from soon after dawn at the Bill and quickly totted up to well over 200 but, a surprise Dartford Warbler aside, migrant interest on the ground there amounted to little more than a Grasshopper Warbler amongst low single figure totals of Sedge Warblers, Whitethroats and Willow Warblers. Ferrybridge was busier, with 107 Ringed Plover, 62 Dunlin, 6 Sanderling and a Whimbrel amongst a fair showing of waders. The only sea reports were of 5 Common Scoter and a Yellow-legged Gull through off the Bill.