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.