Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Another fine and calm day with light south-westerly winds. Mist gradually clearing. Drift migrants were again present in small numbers with 2 Whinchat and a Redstart in the Gorse Field, a single Yellow-browed Warbler in scrub by the Lighthouse, blackcap and lesser whitethroat on Old Fall and small numbers of Chiffchaff and Goldcrest on the Outer Head. A single Jay was in Millennium Wood. At Thornwick Pool the 2 Water Rails showed again along with the Little Grebe, Shoveler and 3 Snipe.
Pink-footed Geese continued to be recorded in small numbers with flocks of 21, 18 and 37 all moving south east of Flamborough Village throughout the day. An evening seawatch produced a good count of 814 Little Gulls along with 3 Pomarine Skua north and 5 Greenshank south.
At Bempton RSPB Reserve the Red-backed Shrike remained present near the car park along with a Merlin and 2 Stonechat.