25th November

What a contrast to yesterday: shocking weather and lean birding. A day of almost constant rain driven through on a stiff, cold north-easterly saw fieldwork severely curtailed, with precious little evidence of new arrivals on the odd occasions it was possible to venture out. At the Bill 2 Lapwings were new and 2 Black Redstarts, 2 Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff were lingering on from recent days; elsewhere there was another Black Redstart at Blacknor and 8 Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Ferrybridge.

Three Diamond-back Moth were the only immigrants caught overnight in the Obs garden moth-traps.

Pale-bellied Brent Geese - Ferrybridge, 25th November 2014 © Debby Saunders