7th November

With a night of pretty wild weather being followed by a day that was scarcely any better - the heavy showers came through thick and fast for a good part of the morning - most of today's attention was devoted to the sea or Ferrybridge; the land did get some looks but it was way too windy for even the spots that usually afford some shelter. The pick of the rewards from the sea were 6 Little Gulls and 4 Great Skuas through Chesil Cove, the Glaucous Gull and a late Common Tern through Ferrybridge and a Great Skua and a Little Auk through off the Bill; numbers weren't really much of a feature, with totals for the first couple of hours of the morning of 400 Gannets from Chesil Cove and 300 Kittiwakes from the Bill as good as it got. A Black Redstart at the Bill was the best of a meagre return from the land.

Late terns in this part of the world are usually either Sandwich or Arctic so it was nice to get a fully confirmed Common Terns sighting from Ferrybridge © Pete Saunders: