27th December

In conditions that were clear and still enough that there was frost on the ground at dawn the only noteworthy reports were of 20 Common Scoter and 3 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill and 14 Bar-tailed Godwits, 13 Goosander, 2 Mallards and a rather unseasonable Black-tailed Godwit at Ferrybridge.

The Ferrybridge Bar-tailed Godwit flock that arrived back in the middle of the autumn has dwindled a little as time's gone on but there are still more there than we can ever remember seeing before in mid-winter © Pete Saunders:

This morning's Black-tailed Godwit was a bit of a mid-winter oddity there © Debby Saunders: