18th November

A day of meagre returns - or at least, meagre in the way of anything new and exciting. The Ferrybridge Black Brant provided some rarity value but the constant drizzle and freshening wind that marked the passage of a weather front introducing cooler air made the quest for new arrivals a largely futile exercise. A Little Gull did pass through at Ferrybridge and 3 Redwings, a Siskin and a handful of flocks of passing Goldfinches were logged at the Bill but otherwise interest consisted of just a few regulars: the Merlin at both the Bill and Southwell, 2 of the Eider still settled off the Bill with a lone Red-throated Diver also through on the sea, a Firecrest at Pennsylvania Castle, the Black-throated Diver still in Portland Harbour and a few lingering Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests here and there.