31st October 2021

Strong south-easterly winds gusted gale force nine late morning and were accompanied by heavy rain; sunny intervals appeared in the afternoon when the wind veered south-west. Little moved over the sea during the worst weather, although the strength of the wind forced some birds to head north out of Bridlington Bay past the Seawatch Observatory: 70 Kittiwakes, 166 Little Gulls, a Mediterranean Gull and three Bonxies all moved late morning. Some birds started to reorientate back south in the afternoon as the weather improved, including a summer-plumaged Great Northern Diver and 42 Little Gulls. Thornwick Pools hosted a Little Egret and a Dunlin.

Little Egret, Thornwick Pools, by Brett Richards