3rd July 2022

The weather consisted of westerly winds, sunny intervals and temperatures that peaked at 20 degrees C. The Black-browed Albatross and Red-tailed Shrike continued to delight visitors, with the latter taking up residence at Wandale Farm; the value of increased observer coverage was amply demonstrated at the latter site with a Quail, Little Owl, Nuthatch and two Black Redstart also present. Additional sightings from RSPB Bempton Cliffs included two Marsh Harriers and a Grey Plover flying south-east and 313 Swifts moving north-west.

Thornwick Pools hosted a Grey Plover, one Black-tailed Godwit, five Redshanks, two Green Sandpipers and a Grey Wagtail. Seawatch highlights included an Arctic Skua, six Eider and five Teal moving south.

Corn Bunting, Lighthouse Grassland, by Rob Little