21st February 2021

An overcast day, with light south-south-west winds and temperatures reaching eight degrees C. Two Tufted Ducks, a Great Northern Diver, 27 Dunlin, a Little Gull and two ‘northern’ Herring Gulls flew south during the morning seawatch, but the undoubted highlight was a Shore Lark that headed south past the Fog Station; the first record for two years.

Three Pink-footed Geese were on the New Workings at Thornwick and five Long-tailed Ducks off South Landing. A total of 57 Lapwing flew south, replicating the Dunlin movement on the seawatch, whilst Black-headed Gulls were also on the move, with 260 including many flying south over the headland. Other notable records involved 18 Woodcock, a Jack Snipe, 19 Redwing, two Fieldfare, 13 Song Thrush, four Mistle Thrush and the male Black Redstart at the Fog Station.

Fieldfare, Flamborough village, by Craig Thomas