14th November 2023

A much calmer day with light a light north-westerly though there were prolonged periods of rain and a maximum temperature of 11°C.

Ducks dominated seawatching interest with 118 Common Scoter north and 65 south while 13 Eider and 5 Tufted Ducks added variety. Twenty-four Red-throated Divers also passed.

A Great White Egret started the day at Water Lane and 27 Siskins and a Brambling were also seen aroung the village as 50 Common Scoter were offshore at South Landing. The Outer Head produced four Woodcock, three Blackcap and six Snow Buntings were at Cattlemere.

A ring-tailed Hen Harrier, a Merlin and three Short-eared Owls were all hunting in the fields at Bempton Cliffs RSPB.

Bar-tailed Godwit, South Landing (Alan Walkington)