Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
A day of strong west-north-west/north-westerly winds, occasional heavy showers of rain and hail and temperatures briefly reaching 10 degrees C before dropping once again. The highlight was Flamborough’s third ever record of a Mandarin Duck; a drake lingered on Thornwick Pool, although it skulked in the reeds for much of the time. Seawatching produced 181 Fulmars flying north and only five Puffins, whilst many auks had gone out to sea again. A Scandinavian Rock Pipit, three Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest were located in difficult conditions.
West of the Dykes, a Merlin flew over Buckton village.