15th November

With wind speeds gusting up to 78mph in the harbour, it was always going to be left to the sea to save the day. A Sooty Shearwater past the Bill was the ultimate highlight, with a supporting cast of four Eiders, two Red-throated Divers and a tardy Manx Shearwater. The land was unsurprisingly quiet with little more than a Golden Plover below Culverwell, a lingering Purple Sandpiper and the odd wind-blown Goldcrest. The harbour is starting to show some class with a Velvet Scoter in with four Great Northern Divers

Rather unusual companions at Ferrybridge a juvenile Gannet © Debby Saunders...


...and three Bar-tailed Godwits © Pete Saunders