Yesterdays southerly wind was still in situ and with it renewed optimism for the day ahead. A check of Brough this morning produced a very elusive Willow Warbler and a very flighty Garden Warbler ! So after a couple of hours of fitting a new dog flap and joint filling plasterboard it was back out. A probable Barred Warbler was eluding views in the plantation up at Skaw, a Redpoll sp was around the heligoland with 3 Twite and my first Redwing of the autumn was logged. A Great Northern Diver was at the Houb as were c.25 Golden Plovers. Just above the Houb was this Golden Plover feeding alone with a slightly deformed bill, maybe prejudice is not just a human problem ?