14th May 2024

After a bright start the day featured showers and overcast skies, with light easterly winds and a top temperature of 13 degrees C. Seven Shoveler, a Gadwall and two Teal were in residence alongside three Common Sandpipers, 13 Ringed Plovers, a Little Ringed Plover and three Dunlin. A second calendar-year Hen Harrier flew west along the southern side of the outer head; presumably the same individual flew through RSPB Bempton Cliffs later. Two Short-eared Owls were on the outer head, while the Turtle Dove re-appeared near South Landing. Passerine migrants included five Wheatear, a Whinchat and a White Wagtail.

Chiffchaff, Thornwick Pools, by Alan Walkington
Mother Shipton moth, Thornwick, by Andy Hood