8th July 2024

Sunny throughout, with light winds switching from westerly to south-easterly and a top temperature of 18 degrees C. Seawatch highlights included the season’s first Minke Whale, 83 Common Scoters, seven Black-tailed Godwits and nine Dunlin flying south, six Common Terns, 41 Sandwich Terns and 39 Manx Shearwaters. Six Shoveler, a Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper were recorded on the outer head, while a summer-plumaged Mediterranean Gull flew east past South Landing. A juvenile Wheatear at the Fog Station represented the first passerine on return passage, while Hartendale attracted a Cuckoo.

Elsewhere, Bempton village hosted 400 Starlings and two Siskin.

Wheatear, Fog Station, by Andrew Allport