19th July 2021

The weather consisted of prolonged sunny intervals, a light/moderate south-easterly developing by late afternoon and temperatures reaching 20 degrees C. During the morning seawatch, 110 Common Scoters, two Mediterranean Gulls, 329 Sandwich Terns, two Common Terns, six Arctic Terns, two Bonxies and two Arctic Skuas flew north; 33 Oystercatchers, a Whimbrel, nine Redshank and two Bonxies headed south. Thirteen Yellow Wagtails and four Corn Buntings were located on the outer head.

Meanwhile, the Black-browed Albatross continued in residence at RSPB Bempton Cliffs and mid-evening was sat on the cliff above Staple Newk.

by June & Malcolm Fox