18th November

A slightly different feel to the seawatch conditions today saw the wind well round in the southwest with periodic damp, dizzly spells the rule. Quantity wasn't a feature anywhere but quality included a Grey Phalarope through at Ferrybridge and 2 Shoveler settled there, and singles of Red-throated Diver, Great Skua and Pomarine Skua through off the Bill; 63 Common Scoter through off the Bill was a fair total but Kittiwake struggled to even get into three figures there (although 14 of the latter over Ferrybridge suggested that some might have been taking the short cut over Portland Harbour). The only other reports were of the Goosander again at Ferrybridge, several Great Northern and a Black-throated Diver in Portland Harbour and 2 Redwings new at the Bill.

The two Shovelers...

...and some of the Kittiwakes over Ferrybridge© Pete Saunders: