A day of light variable winds, initially overcast skies, but later sunny intervals predominated. During the seawatch, three Shelduck, ten Common Scoter, 46 Manx Shearwaters, four Common Terns, two Arctic Terns and an Arctic Skua flew north. In addition, 27 Oystercatchers, a Whimbrel, nine Redshank, 43 Sandwich Terns and an adult Pomarine Skua flew south, whilst a Little Egret also flew over the Fog Station.
Thornwick Pools attracted single Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Snipe and four Dunlin, whilst Golden Plover and Whimbrel flew over; two more Golden Plover also headed over Oceanview.
Elsewhere, a juvenile Merlin was at North Marsh and an adult Yellow-legged Gull roosted on the Golf Course.
West of the Dykes, Bempton Cliffs RSPB attracted a juvenile Marsh Harrier, two Cuckoos, two Willow Warblers and single Reed Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler. Nearby, three Dunlin, three Whinchat and three Corn Buntings were at Buckton.
Merlin, North Marsh, by Brett Richards
Little Stint, Thornwick Pools, by Alan Walkington
Little Stint, Thornwick Pools, by Andy Hood
Wood Sandpiper, Thornwick Pools, by Craig Thomas
Snipe, Thornwick Pools, by Alan Walkington