13th May 2020

Government guidance states: ‘To ensure people are social distancing, the government has prohibited by law all public gatherings of more than two people’ (gov.uk website, 13th May 2020). When contemplating visiting Flamborough, please reflect upon this guidance. Consider how necessary your visit is to an area popular with tourists, many of whom will be concentrated on the outer head, North or South Landing and along the cliff top path.

Sunny intervals, occasional showers and temperatures that reached a mere six degrees During the morning; moderate/strong northerly winds gradually moderated during the day. Two Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, nine Manx Shearwaters, three Whimbrel, 13 Sandwich Terns and 91 Puffins flew north during the morning’s seawatch. The Brown Shrike remained in residence for its second day. Additional sightings included a Gadwall, two Teal and a lone Dunlin.

Brown Shrike, by Rob Little
Brown Shrike, by John Harwood