12th November 2023

Winds remained light and variable in direction throughout a day of sunny intervals, increasing cloud and temperatures that reached ten degrees C. Seawatch highlights included a pale-bellied Brent Goose, eight Little Gulls, a Mediterranean Gull, a Pomarine Skua, two Great Northern Divers, two Sooty Shearwaters and a Manx Shearwater.

Waxwings were very evident once more, with a total of 37 birds: six flew in off the sea during the seawatch, a flock of 30 flew south over the outer head and a lone bird frequented Thornwick. The Eastern Lesser Whitethroat remained in the village, while six Snow Buntings included a flock of five at Cattlemere.

Six hundred Pink-footed Geese at RSPB Bempton Cliffs were accompanied by a Bar-headed Goose.

Grey Wagtail, Hartendale, by Jo Hood