16th June 2019

The weather consisted of light/moderate south-south-westerly winds, sunny intervals with the odd shower and temperatures that reached 18 degrees C. During the seawatch, two Canada Geese flew south, whilst five Sandwich Terns headed north and four south. Thornwick Pools attracted a pair of Tufted Duck and a Dunlin. Overnight a ringing session in Thornwick Bay proved productive with a Storm Petrel trapped: it already sported a ring.

A Cuckoo frequented the outer head and a Grasshopper Warbler was singing near Sixpenny Plantation. A record number of Reed Warblers continue to hold territory: 12 singing males included three at Thornwick Pools, three at Thornwick Fishing Lake, two at Thornwick roost reedbed, two at Thornwick reedbed and two at Greenacres. In addition, a migrant Reed Warbler was singing in the Golf Course Willows.

The following film of Razorbills at RSPB Bempton Cliffs was taken by David Hutchinson: