11th November

Despite the continuing heavy cloud cover late passage picked up conspicuously, with finches in particular heading south in some numbers. An hour long sample count at the Bill came up with 450 Goldfinches, 160 Linnets, 38 Chaffinches, 15 Wood Pigeons, 6 alba wagtails and 2 Bramblings, with passage either side of this period boosting several of the individual totals three- or four-fold overall. It wasn't so busy on the ground, although a few new Goldcrests were ringed at the Obs and single figure totals of Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests were found in all the other areas of cover that were visited; a Mistle Thrush at Wakeham was the pick of the newcomers, with the assortment of Black Redstarts, Firecrests and a Dartford Warbler at other sites thought most likely to refer to lingerers/winterers. Ferrybridge held 2000 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 8 Pale-bellied Brents, 350 Mediterranean Gulls and a Slavonian Grebe, whilst at the Bill a lone Great Skua was the only worthwhile sighting on the sea.

Four Rusty-dot Pearl and 3 Silver Y were the only immigrant moths caught overnight at the Obs.