26th April 2021

A moderate south-south-easterly wind developed during an increasingly cloudy day with temperatures peaking at nine degrees C. Notable seawatch records were 48 Common Scoters, three Red-throated Divers and a Great Northern Diver, 24 Sandwich Terns and an Arctic Tern all flying south. Four Spoonbills that flew south over the outer head early evening provided the day’s highlight. A House Martin over the outer head was new, whilst the singing Grasshopper Warbler remained in the same area. Single Ring Ouzel and more unusually a Nuthatch frequented the Old Fall area. Two Ring Ouzels remained in residence at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, while an Osprey flew east over the nearby village mid evening.

Sand Martin, South Landing, by Alan Walkington