23rd February

Nothing was going to get in the way of the Ross's Gull being the star turn for another day, with it putting in two more appearances at Ferrybridge during the morning. An absolutely vicious easterly wind made for uncomfortable gull watching and spoilt most other attempts at fieldwork; a handful of northbound Meadow Pipits and Linnets were on the move over both Ferrybridge and the Bill, with a southbound Greenfinch over the former a more unexpected sight. The only other reports were of a Red-breasted Merganser through off the Bill and 18 Stock Doves (the highest count there this winter) at Southwell.

The Ross's Gull made its longest visits so far to Ferrybridge, dropping in for half an hour or so after dawn and for another few minutes later in the morning © Pete Saunders (photo) and Martin Cade (video):