14th November

A wind swept, rain soaked day saw little in the way of fieldwork as we instead attended our Zoom-based trustees' meeting. The highlight of the rather miserable day was the return of the Black Brant to Ferrybridge along with two Pale-bellied and 180 Dark-bellied Brent Geese. At the salt-sprayed Bill avian life was hard to come by, but there was some evidence of overnight passage of Redwings and Fieldfares as a few lingerers remained through the morning. A Firecrest and a Great Spotted Woodpecker at Penn's Wood were the only other additions to an otherwise unremarkable day list. 

The Black Brant was showing well despite the inclement conditions © Debby Saunders

Yesterday's Ferrybridge Pintail © Debby Saunders