19th November

A beautiful, autumnal day with clear blue skies and just enough bite in the wind to remind us that we're well on our way to December. As is traditional at this time of year the harbour was the place to be with different viewing positions offering slightly different selections of birds but totalling a minimum of six Great Northern Divers and three apiece of Black-necked Grebe and Black-throated Diver; the third of the common British divers could be found just across the road with a very confiding individual at Ferrybridge. Back at the Bill, the morning saw a decent overhead passage of Goldfinches and Woodpigeons whilst the gusting winds prevented any land-based treasures being found. 

The Ferrybridge Red-throated Diver didn't hang around at close range for too long © Joe Stockwell:

The Brent Geese are making the most of the reduced footfall to come out onto the grass © Roy Norris: