12th September 2022

An overcast day, with spells of rain, a light south-west wind and temperatures peaking at 20 degrees C. A northerly movement of 811 Razorbills took place during a morning seawatch that also featured first calendar-year Yellow-legged and Caspian Gulls attending a fishing coble. South Landing continued to prove attractive to waders, with eight Ringed Plovers, three Bar-tailed Godwits, two Little Stints, a Knot and 61 Dunlin present. Thornwick Pools hosted the Garganey, a Ruff, four Dunlin and a Little Stint. While quieter than of late, passerine interest on the outer head included 600 House Martins at Old Fall alone, a Garden Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and four Redstarts.

Sightings from RSPB Bempton Cliffs included a Honey Buzzard west at 0958hrs, 1800 House Martins south-east over the reserve between 1000-1025hrs, the Yellow-browed Warbler remaining, together with single Spotted Flycatcher, Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler and Redstart.

Little Stint, South Landing, by Andy Hood