26th October

An absolute shocker of a day of gale force winds and torrents of rain. With meaningful birding opportunities severely limited the only reports of particular note were of single Yellow-browed Warblers at the Obs and Weston, Black Redstarts at Reap Lane (2) and Chesil Cove, 2 Firecrests, a Siskin and a Garden Warbler at the Obs, 2 Little Gulls at Chesil Cove and the Black Brant at Ferrybridge.

The Black Brant pitched up at Ferrybridge for the first time this week...

...and the small party of Bar-tailed Godwits were also still there and presumably now settled in for the winter © Pete Saunders:

Late October/early November Garden Warblers are surprisingly regular at the Obs and often adopt the habits of late season/overwintering Blackcaps © Martin Cade: