25th November

A largely quiet day was excellent for doing some much needed paper work, but pretty poor on the birding front. A troop of seven Long-tailed Tits ventured south into the obs garden for a brief morning visit and a Woodcock was flushed from the hut fields, but otherwise birds recorded were our wintering residents. The sea provided a drop of excitement with a passing male Eider but was otherwise woefully under-watched. The rest of the island remained mostly unchanged with the exception of a Great Northern Diver entering into the Ferrybridge side of the fleet along with the long-staying Knot and two Bar-tailed Godwits.

The first Great Northern Diver of the autumn to cross through into the Fleet © Debby Saunders:

Even on the quietest days there is always something of interest at Ferrybridge © Pete Saunders: