21st April 2021

The weather consisted of moderate north-north-easterly winds, sunny intervals and temperatures peaking at nine degrees C. Seven Eiders and 21 Sandwich Terns flew south during the seawatch, while a lone Manx Shearwaters moved north. Notable passerine migrants included a Hooded Crow on the Golf Course, the year’s first Whinchat at Thornwick, four Wheatears and a Black Redstart at Hartendale. A male Redstart was the day’s highlight from RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

Wheatear, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, by Alan Walkington
Puffin, North Cliffs, by Don Hustings