9th November 2023

There were relatively light south-west winds throughout the majority of daylight hours, occasional sunny intervals and a top temperature of nine degrees C. Two Velvet Scoters, a Little Gull and a Great Northern Diver flew south during a morning seawatch that also saw a Mediterranean Gull and a Long-tailed Duck moving north.

A ringtail Hen Harrier flew south over the Lighthouse Grassland, while a Short-eared Owl frequented the cliff top at North Landing. Two Water Rails and two Woodcock were in residence, the Little Gull remained on Cattlemere and two first calendar-year Caspian Gulls included a green darvic-ringed individual. Migrant passerines included a Jay, one Brambling, 23 Siskin and 18 Snow Buntings.

Elsewhere, three Barnacle Geese associated with the Pink-feet at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

Kestrel, Fog Station, by Brett Richards
Sprawler, South Landing, by Andrew Allport (1st Flamborough record)