15th June 2019

After an overcast start, sunny intervals lasted throughout most of the day, before heavy showers later; moderate south-south-easterly winds and temperature that reached 15 degrees C. During the morning’s seawatch, 42 Common Scoter, a Manx Shearwater and seven Sandwich Terns flew north, whilst a Bonxie remained offshore.

The day’s highlight related to the appearance of an Alpine Swift that appeared over the cliffs near North Dykes and flew directly towards Thornwick at 2010hrs; an additional 120 Swifts also flew south-east at the same time. Two Siskins visited garden feeders.

Tawny Owls, Flamborough, by Alan Walkington