8th June 2021

A day of light, variable winds, prolonged sunny spells and temperatures that reached 17 degrees C. The morning’s seawatch was predictably quiet, with nine Sandwich Terns and four Common Terns the most noteworthy. A Nightjar churring in Old Fall early evening was the third of spring for a species that isn’t usually recorded annually; a Black Redstart on the outer head was relatively late.

A Jay flew south at RSPB Bempton Cliffs; another species that is rare on the headland, especially so on the reserve itself. Additional sightings there included 83 Canada Geese flying past and 50 Swifts.

Jay, RSPB Bmepton Cliffs, by Will Scott
Jay, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, by Will Scott