11th October 2021

Light north-westerly winds, sunny intervals and temperatures peaking at 13 degrees C. Seawatch highlights included a dark-bellied Brent Goose, a Manx Shearwater and a first-winter Caspian Gull all flying north, with three Pintail and two Velvet Scoters heading in the opposite direction. A skein of 11 Barnacle Geese flew south over Thornwick Camp, two Red-breasted Mergansers and nine Eiders sheltered on the sea off South Landing, whilst Thornwick Pools hosted four Wigeon, 55 Teal and a Black-tailed Godwit. Three Jays were the pick of the passerine migrants on the outer head. Two Yellow-browed Warblers continued in residence at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, with ten Whooper Swans and 14 Pink-footed Geese nearby.

Grey Wagtail, South Landing, by Jo Hood