30th March 2024

It was a bright day, with light winds, intially south-westerly backing east-south-easterly later and temperatures reaching 11 degrees C. The outer head’s freshwater sites hosted 13 Wigeon, five Shoveler, a pair of Garganey, three Tufted Ducks, four Little Grebes and four Grey Herons. Two Short-eared Owls were located east of the Dykes, with other notable records including 23 Pink-footed Geese moving north-west, a Water Rail at North Marsh, a Red Kite over South Landing, 18 Golden Plovers, the year’s first Sand Martin (Thornwick Pools), seven Siskin and a Brambling.

Sightings from RSPB Bempton Cliffs included the aforementioned Red Kite, 11 Common Buzzards, nine Chiffchaffs, 153 Linnets and five Siskin.

Golden Plover, Oceanview, by Andy Hood