27th September

 A definite drop in temperature this morning as the north-westerly winds howled through a watery sun. The bitter edge was lost before midday however, and the finch movements got going. Siskins continued to dominate but a second day of double figures for Redpolls added some welcome variety. The meagre highlight of the day was the appearance of the first three Redwings of the autumn (exactly a week earlier than last years first autumn bird at Ferrybridge). A further selection of oddities included singles of Grey and Golden Plover, Merlin, Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail. Away from the obs, the Little Stint continued its extended...stint at Ferrybridge joined once again by a single Curlew Sandpiper, two Bar-tailed Godwits and an early morning Merlin