4th July 2022

Blustery westerly winds established during a cloudier day, with sunny intervals and temperatures reaching 19 degrees C. The Black-browed Albatross and Red-tailed Shrike remained at Bempton, where four Great White Egrets flew south-east over Staple Newk before they headed around the headland; a colour-ringed individual chose to linger on the outer head, whilst the others pushed south over Bridlington Bay. In addition, the Little Owl and a Black Redstart were still in residence at Wandale Farm.

Seawatch highlights included two Gadwall, 57 Common Scoters, two Red-throated Divers, 14 Manx Shearwaters, a Mediterranean Gull, six Sandwich Terns and an Arctic Skua.

Great White Egret, outer head, by Andrew Allport
Great White Egret, outer head, by Phil Buxton