23rd November

The bleak, washed-out morning slowly drifted into a warm and clear afternoon prompting the appearance of a Yellow-browed Warbler at Southwell, a late Swallow at Reap lane, three Firecrests in the obs garden and a handful of winter thrushes including a Mistle Thrush over the Crown Fields. Ferrybridge was busy once more with highlights including two Goosanders, two Bar-tailed Godwits and a Kingfisher. The harbour saw a double figure count of Black-necked Grebes as well as three Great Northern Divers, one Black-throated Diver one Red-throated Diver and two Eiders.

The Purple Sandpipers around the Pulpit Rock must be some of our hardiest winter visitors seeming unperturbed by the encroaching waves © Erin Taylor:

The Crown Field setup is allowing a flock of Chaffinches and Linnets to overwinter ©Erin Taylor: