9th February 2024

Damp throughout, with persistent but mainly light rain in combination with misty conditions; strong easterly winds soon abated, while temperatures reached eight degrees C. Six Mute Swans included four at North Marsh, where a lone Shoveler, 70 Wigeon and 65 Teal remained; a Goldeneye flew north during the morning’s seawatch. Two Grey Partridges toured the outer head, where two Woodcock, 14 Snipe and a Jack Snipe were present. Elsewhere, at least one Short-eared Owl remained at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

Long-tailed Tit, South Landing, by Andrew Allport