Sunday, July 31st, 2016
The weather consisted of light north-westerly winds and sunny intervals. Seawatching produced 27 Common Scoter and 22 Sandwich Terns flying north, with one Great Crested Grebe, a Grey Heron and two Whimbrel heading south.
Thornwick Pools hosted four Dunlin, a Redshank and a juvenile Cuckoo; another Cuckoo was seen near the Fog Station, with a third juvenile being fed by Meadow Pipits at Breil Nook. A Little Egret made a brief visit to South Dykes beach, whilst there were five Whimbrel between South Landing and Sewerby.
West of the Dykes, a creamcrown Marsh Harrier flew over Bempton Cliffs RSPB and single Green Sandpiper and Shoveler appeared on Buckton Pond.