16th November

In the relative calm weather of this morning, a scattering of birds was reported around the Bill, with 2 Black Redstarts, 2 Lapwing, a Merlin and 5 Purple Sandpiper, with up to 40 Common Scoter and singles of Great Northern Diver and Red-throated diver the best of the morning's sea passage. However, with a rather threatening band of rain on the horizon came an exciting period of sea watching with a Little Gull and Leach's Petrel observed going east with a stream of 104 Kittiwakes. Elsewhere, the juvenile Sabine's Gull was still at Chesil Cove with an additional 2 Little Gulls, with a Goosander and 3 Knot reported from Ferrybridge.