15th November

A rather frustrating start to the day, with heavy rain putting a halt to any thoughts of visible passage in the early hours of the morning. Birds logged at the bill in the few hours of clear weather that followed included singles of Merlin and Cetti's Warbler, 3 Black Redstarts and up to 4 Purple Sandpiper, the latter the highest total of the autumn thus far. Elsewhere, totals of 130 Dunlin, 16 Knot, 2 Goosander and single Redshank and Curlew were recorded at Ferrybridge, with 3 Velvet Scoter observed going west from Portland Harbour.   

Woodcock from a couple of days ago Pete Saunders:

Today's Goosander... 

...and flock of Knot Pete Saunders: