27th October 2020

An overcast day, with a moderate south-westerly wind and light rain for sustained periods . Seawatching proved rewarding, with 75 Whooper Swans, seven Goosander, a Black-throated Diver, six Great Northern Divers, 14 Little Gulls, two Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Skua all flying south; a lone Manx Shearwater moved north, whilst a Swallow over the Fog Station was also notable.

Away from the sea, 15 Whooper Swans lingered, with an additional flock of 17 birds flying south over the headland. Ten Pink-footed Geese frequented Oceanview, three Goosander flew west over North Marsh and nearby North Landing hosted a Woodcock. Passerine interest included 80 Fieldfares in off the sea, a Crossbill doing the same, 13 Twite and six Lapland Buntings. A total of 105 Fieldfares also made landfall at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

Kestrel, Fog Station, by Brett Richards