19th November 2023

There were relatively light south-west winds throughout a day that began with sunny intervals and ended with light rain; temperatures reached 12 degrees C. Two Black-throated Divers flew north during a morning seawatch that also featured eight Shovelers, a Pintail, 19 Little Gulls and a Great Northern Diver. Six Whooper Swans rested on fields near Old Fall and 49 Pink-footed Geese moved south over South Dykes. A record-breaking 46 Waxwing total included a flock of 40 west over South Landing, while the ever elusive Red-headed Bunting re-appeared at North Marsh. Eighteen Siskin continued their good late autumn showing.

Two Shore Larks flew north-west through RSPB Bempton Cliffs, as did 69 Lapwing. A total of 343 Pink-footed Geese were also present, along with three Short-eared Owls and as Merlin.

Red-headed Bunting, North Marsh, by Brett Richards