20th June 2022

The weather consisted of light/moderate north-north-westerly winds, sunny intervals and temperatures peaking at 17 degrees C. A significant northerly movement of shearwaters took place, with 680 Manx logged moving north between 0740-1630hrs; other notable records included 118 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver, six Sandwich Terns, a Common Tern and an Arctic Tern all heading in the same direction. Five first-summer Mute Swans re-appeared on Thornwick Pools, with four birds on the sea off Beacon Hill in the morning. However, the star re-appearance was the Black-browed Albatross back over Staple Newk, RSPB Bempton Cliffs from late afternoon.

Shoveler, Thornwick Pools, by Don Hustings (19/06)