11th November

Though there were few new arrivals, bright if blustery conditions made it easier to catch up with birds already present. The sea was rolling but with little to offer on it, totals coming in at 2 Brent Geese, 3 Bonxies and 4 Black-headed Gulls past the bill. Smaller birds around the obs and bill came in with a Firecrest, a Purple Sandpiper, a Black Redstart and the usual selection of Chaffinches, Linnets and Skylarks in the Crown Estate Fields.
The day's excitement was undoubtedly provided by leftovers from yesterday in the still-leaved Sycamores at Wakeham. An impressive crest flock doing the rounds included a minimum of 20 Goldcrests, 2 Firecrests, a vocal Yellow-browed Warbler and the stunning Pallas's Warbler which provided fun and games but giving prolonged views at times.
Odds and ends from elsewhere included another Yellow-browed Warbler at Thumb Lane, a juv Arctic Tern in the harbour and the Glaucous Gull at Ferrybridge showing its force.

Despite the better views offered by this late leaf warbler, only a select few observers managed to get good photographs whilst it fed energetically amongst the leaves © Duncan Walbridge:

At this time of year, white-winged gulls are an expected feature of the birding fare. Just a shame this Guillemot hadn't read his calendar © Debby Saunders:

Where the seasons meet, at a blustery beach in Dorset. Some fine flight-shots of oddities about today © Pete Saunders: