6th October 2022

The weather consisted of relatively overcast skies, with occasional sunny intervals, a blustery south-west wind and temperatures reaching 16 degrees C. Seawatching was relatively quiet with first-winter Caspian Gull and Yellow-legged Gull recorded, along with a lone Little Egret and Arctic Skua. Thornwick Pools attracted a Pink-footed Goose, 39 Teal and two Little Stints; three Grey Plovers and 15 Curlew were on the shoreline below the South Cliffs. Two Yellow-browed Warblers remained at South Landing where 85 Redwing headed west, while another Yellow-browed Warbler was again at South Dykes. Elsewhere, an estimated 2000 Pink-footed Geese fed on stubble fields near RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

Little Stint, Thornwick Pools, by Andrew Allport