2nd April 2024

The weather consisted of light, variable winds, sunny intervals and temperatures that peaked at 12 degrees C. The Great Northern Diver remained off Old Fall for its second day, a drake Eider was on the sea off Beacon Hill and the Water Rail gave good views in the Bay Brambles. The year’s first Ring Ouzel was located along Lighthouse Road, while lone Swallow and Sand Martin were on the outer head; an additional 12 of the latter were along the cliffs immediately west of South Dykes. A Black Redstart graced North Landing and migrant totals also included two Brambling and 43 Siskin. Short-eared Owls continued to perform at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, but the day’s best sighting referred to a Raven that flew high west-south-west near Bempton village.

White Wagtail, Oceanview, by Andy Hood (1/04)