24th March 2024

A bright day, with prolonged sunny intervals; temperatures were pegged back in strong north-westerly winds, with a maximum of nine degrees C. The year’s first Manx Shearwater flew north during a morning seawatch that also featured 223 Fulmars heading in the same direction. Three Mute Swans, two Gadwall and 77 Teal remained on the outer head. Passerine interest included a White Wagtail, one Grey Wagtail, 27 Chiffchaffs, a Siskin, three Goldcrests and a prospecting Nuthatch.

Notable sightings between RSPB Bempton Cliffs and North Dykes included five Goldcrests, 21 Pied Wagtails, 37 Yellowhammers and ten Corn Buntings.

Siskin, outer head, by Brett Richards