4th February 2024

An overcast day, with a moderate south-westerly wind and a top temperature of 12 degrees C. Wildfowl interest on the outer head included five Mute Swans, a Shoveler, 110 Teal and 21 Tufted Ducks, while 25 Coot represented an all-time record count. The two Shore Larks and 68 Snow Buntings remained on the cliff top north-west of Thornwick.

Pink-footed Geese were moving north-west, with 450 logged from RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Additional sightings there included a ringtail Hen Harrier, a Short-eared Owl, two Snow Buntings flying south-east, 20 Reed Buntings, 55 Yellowhammers and 40 Corn Buntings.

Shore Lark, North Cliffs, by Steve Hey