10th November

Whilst there's still plenty of time for a sting in autumn's tail today was very far from that sort of day. A buffeting northwesterly was always a disincentive for spending time in the field and the day's only worthwhile sightings from the Bill were of a Merlin still knocking about, 167 Goldfinches and 70 Linnets through overhead and 2 Great Northern Divers and an Arctic Skua through on the sea; elsewhere, the Long-tailed Duck remained at Ferrybridge.