13th November 2023

A day that featured strong southerly winds, driving rain and temperatures that reached 13 degrees C. Seawatch highlights included 89 Teal south, three Eiders, a Velvet Scoter, eight Little Gulls and a Sooty Shearwater moving north. There was plenty of evidence of an influx of late autumn migrants, including four Woodcock and 200 Blackbirds located on the extreme outer head during a dryer interlude.

A Bearded Tit flying north-west through RSPB Bempton Cliffs represented the day’s highlight, with 149 Blackbirds grounded indicating the extent of the influx; a Short-eared Owl was also present.

Cormorant, by Brett Richards