30th October

A rather typical end of the autumn clear day with a trickle of visible passage but not very much grounded. The pick of the visible migrants over the Bill were 50 Redpolls, 20 Siskins, 15 Bramblings, 5 Fieldfares, 3 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe and 3 Hawfinches amongst the lightish passage of Wood Pigeons and commoner thrushes and finches. On the ground the Yellow-browed Warbler remained at Broadcroft Quarry, at least 7 Bullfinches were at the Bill and single Siberian Chiffchaffs were at the Bill and Sweethill but there were no great numbers or variety of more routine migrants. Odds and ends through off the Bill included 3 Brent Geese, 2 Wigeon and a Red-throated Diver.

We're sure the regularly reappearing one-footed Grey Plover at Ferrybridge would rather have a full foot complement but it seems to be getting by perfectly well © Pete Saunders: