5th April 2021

The weather consisted of gale force 9 northerly winds, sunny intervals and occasional light snow flurries, with temperatures reaching a mere two degrees C by late morning. Such conditions produced spectacularly rough seas and the reward of Flamborough’s first ever spring Leach’s Petrel that lingered off the Fog Station for 15 minutes early afternoon. A total of 745 Fulmars, a Manx Shearwater and a Great Northern Diver flew north, with five Eiders and a Sandwich Tern moving south. The Black Redstart continued to frequent the shelter afforded by the Lighthouse Bushes, whilst a Golden Plover was an early morning visitor to the adjacent car park.

An adult Mediterranean Gull and two Sandwich Terns flew south at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

Golden Plover, Lighthouse Car Park, by Brett Richards