13th November

With similar weather conditions to yesterday there was another impressive visible movement early on with clouds of Woodpigeons amounting to over 4000 birds, flocks of 'pinking' Chaffinches reaching 480 and oodles of Goldfinches (a term which here means approximately 175). On the sea, a feeding flock of 170 Gannets were accompanied by a lone Common Scoter, 11 Brent Geese, 36 Mediterranean Gulls and a Red-throated Diver. Other highlights of the day included a Yellow-browed Warbler and a Firecrest among the sadly dwindled Goldcrest flock at Wakeham, another Firecrest within the huts, 2 Purple Sandpipers at the Bill and a Little Gull at Ferrybridge.

Despite the rolling swell, the Bill Purple Sandpipers were finding plenty to feed on in the rippling rockpools © Matt Ames:

After leaving too early for its afternoon appearance yesterday we nipped back to Radipole today and jammed straight into the Franklin's Gull when it dropped in and spent a few minutes on the carpark before heading off to roost © Martin Cade: