29th November

A cold start to the day was accompanied by a rather thick blanket of fog which lingered well into the morning. Birds logged around the Bill included 4 Black Redstarts, 2 Turnstones and singles of Merlin, Lapwing and Water Rail with 3 Redwing and a Blackcap emerging from the obs garden as the day went on. At sea, a total of 20 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Diver and 1 Little Egret were seen passing through. Elsewhere, an adult Little Gull was seen off Chesil Cove, with 2 Great Northern Divers, 2 Black-necked Grebes, c20 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Eider in Portland Harbour. Ferrybridge totals included 1 Goosander, c160 Dunlin, c25 Ringed Plover and 2 Bar-Tailed Godwits. An additional 3 Black Redstarts were present at the Cove and Hamm Beach.   

One of today's Great Northern Divers fishing off Ferrybridge © Debby Saunders