10th January

With so much eastbound brent passage having taken place along the Channel over the last month or so it's a surprise that there are any winterers left, but the 2 Black Brants put in their first appearance of the year amongst 640 Dark-bellied Brents at Ferrybridge; 2 of the Eiders was also still about there. Although there was still a lot of seabirds gathered off the Bill they only had a lone Great Skua in attendance today; 10 Red-throated Divers passed by there and 5 Purple Sandpipers and 2 Water Rails were about on the land.

The Eiders were putting on a good show at Ferrybridge where it turned out to be another 'Spot the Brants' day © Pete Saunders: