23rd January

Not for want of looking on what was a really nice sunny day today's list was on the meagre side. Three Lapwings and 2 Golden Plovers overhead at Ferrybridge hinted at the frozen ground further inland, but otherwise a routine selection included 18 Red-throated Divers through off the Bill, 4 Purple Sandpipers and 2 Black Redstarts on the land there, 600 Mediterranean Gulls at Ferrybridge and 5 Curlews between there and Portland Harbour.