16th January

Just as the ground had more or less dried up underfoot so it was back to square one after heavy rain set in during the early hours and dragged on until well after dawn. A Wigeon was new at Ferrybridge, a Golden Plover passed over at the Bill and the first Great Skua for a few days joined the fishing flock off the Bill. Otherwise, it was as you were, with amongst others the Rosy Starling still at Easton, 3 Blackcaps still at Southwell and 2 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill.

This morning's Wigeon at Ferrybridge © Pete Saunders: