4th November

The first day of heavy rain and wind for quite some time saw little in the way of passerine migrants but some action on the sea. The first Leach's Petrel of the year was accompanied by a pair of Little Gulls, a lone Great Northern Diver, 90 Kittiwakes, 9 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Black-headed Gulls and a Common Gull. Perhaps the most unusual record of the day was a Moorhen frequenting Culverwell, although not uncommon on our nocturnal recordings, it is not a common species on the deck. 

Elsewhere, the wintering flock of Brent Geese at Ferrybridge saw a dramatic increase to 2100 Dark-bellied and 5 Pale-bellied as well as a single Bar-tailed Godwit but the highlight came from a fly-by Ruff at the Harbour.