26th November

A blustery and showery day left little desire to go out birding as the days species count reflects. A dismal sea-watch off the Bill in the morning produced no more than the over-wintering flock of Common Scoter. Ferrybridge was a little livelier with a pair of Bar-tailed Godwits, the lingering Knot and Redshank, the slightly lost Great Northern Diver and the rather unusual family of mixed Pale-bellied and Dark-bellied Brent Geese.

The mixed family of Pale and Dark-bellied Brent geese have not been seen since the 9th November  ©Pete Saunders: