30th November

A brutally cold wind, sleety showers for a time early in the morning and comprehensively dreary throughout - all in all a pretty grim end to the month! Stiff northeasterlies in early winter often produce gull movements off the Bill so 58 Lesser Black-backs, 27 Black-headeds and an unquantified trickle of Mediterraneans and Commons trickling north along East Cliffs weren't too much of a surprise; the Common Scoter flock settled offshore also increased to at least 29 and a single Great Northern Diver passed by. Otherwise the only reports were of a Blackcap in a garden at Southwell and a Knot at Ferrybridge.