26th October 2020

South-westerly winds increased in strength during a day featuring sunny intervals and heavy showers. A Tundra Bean Goose flew west over the outer head, where 36 Whooper Swans, a Shoveler, 20 Wigeon and 131 Teal were present. A Water Rail frequented Thornwick Pools, whilst two Jack Snipe and a Merlin were seen on the outer head. Fields near the entrance to Thornwick Camp hosted a first-winter Caspian Gull early morning. Four Swallows and two House Martin lingered, but more notable was a flock of 62 Twite near the Fog Station and four Crossbills flying west. The Dusky Warbler remained at Buckton and a House Martin flew north-west over RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

Twite, outer head, by Andrew Allport
Merveille du Jour, South Landing, by Andrew Allport