27th October

A still and beautiful morning was the first true break in the weather for over a month! A Wryneck flushed from the Crown Estate Field and a Siberian Chiffchaff trapped in the Obs garden early on gave the impression that there was something better to find but it was not to be. Siberian Chiffchaffs featured well with 2 more at the Fire Station and another at Old Hill, Yellow-browed Warblers were at Southwell and Old Hill, and  Firecrests included 5 at both the Obs and Old Hill; further interest included a Ring Ouzel at Old Hill and a scatter of at least 10 Black Redstarts.

The rarest sighting of the day was not avian but a Vagrant Emperor dragonfly that was located and remained twitchable for over an hour in the Obs Quarry field.

Ferrybridge totals included this smart Black Brant displaying its conspicuous collar, along with seven Pale-bellied Brents © Pete Saunders:

The day's Siberian Chiffchaffs included this one trapped at the Obs...

...and this one of the two behind the Fire Station © Martin Cade:

The Vagrant Emperor was a nice surprise  © Martin Cade:

And finally, who needs the far from noble sport of cockfighting when you can watch Pheasants going at it hammer and tongs in the lane beside the Obs © Martin Cade: