11th November 2023

The weather consisted of moderate north-westerly winds, frequent showers in the morning followed by sunny intervals and temperatures reaching ten degrees C. Seawatch highlights included a Little Auk and two Sooty Shearwaters flying north and a late Common Tern feeding offshore. Three Snow Buntings flew in off the sea before settling down to feed in front of the Seawatch Observatory. Two Woodcock were on the outer head, while 53 Siskin were almost certainly newly arrived in off the sea. However, an ‘eastern Lesser Whitethroat’ in the village was likely to be the individal first seen on 27th October.

Three Short-eared Owls remained at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

Snow Buntings, Seawatch Obs, by Craig Thomas