19th November

A reminder that there's an InFocus field day at the Obs between 10am and 4pm this Sunday, 21st November

The Red-breasted Flycatcher remained but it was a modest increase in migrant numbers that provided most of the day's interest. Under a heavy cloud cover Redwings had been moving in some numbers overnight and the first hours of daylight saw another 145 trickle through over the Bill; 120 Goldfinches, 80 Chaffinches, 30 Linnets, 12 Bramblings, 8 Fieldfares, 5 Siskins and singles of Little Egret and Grey Heron were also logged over the Bill, with another 2 Little Egrets passing overhead at Avalanche Road. Two new Blackcaps dropped in at the Bill, single Siberian Chiffchaffs lingered on at the Bill and Avalanche Road, at least 2 Merlins were knocking around at the Bill, 5 Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest were at Wakeham and 2 Black Brants spent a while at Ferrybridge. Offshore, singles of Red-breasted Merganser and Great Skua passed through off the Bill.

The Red-breasted Flycatcher © Martin Cade: