3rd December

Portland Bill Red-throated Diver 4w, Common Scoter 4etc, Black Redstart 1, Redwing 3, Blackcap 1 (new), Chiffchaff 2 (both new), Brambling 4.

Ferrybridge Dark-bellied Brent 245, Pale-bellied Brent 4, Dunlin 140, Knot 3, Bar-tailed Godwit 4, Curlew 4. 

Provide them with the right facilities and they'll come - eventually! Nick Stantiford first built and erected this Barn Owl box at Southwell in spring 2018 and after suspecting it was being used by a roosting bird he was finally able to confirm that fact today - hopefully the next step will be a breeding attempt © Nick Stantiford:

After evading the camera lenses for a few days the leg-flagged Knot that we mentioned a few days finally gave itself up at Ferrybridge today...

...where the Bar-tailed Godwit continue their winter residence © Pete Saunders:

Also at Ferrybridge, this colour-ringed Brent Goose (evidently it's a male) has been about - it was first marked at a spring staging site in The Netherlands in May 2018 and has been sighted there in each subsequent spring; there'd been no winter sightings until this year when it was first at Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on 7th October and subsequently on The Fleet since 20th October © Debby Saunders: