The winds remained westerly, but clear skies and sunshine represented a significant change. Wildfowl were on the move, with four Mute Swans south, 21 Wigeon, a Shoveler, 14 Eider and a Velvet Scoter south. Two Great Northern Divers and a Bonxie also headed south.
Four Whooper Swans flew south over Thornwick, a total of 385 Pink-footed Geese moved in a similar direction, but better still, 19 White-fronted Geese were recorded (ten south and one north on the seawatch, with eight at North Marsh). A Merlin hunted the outer head, whilst a Long-tailed Duck, 15 Purple Sandpipers and a Grey Wagtail frequented South Dykes.
West of the Dykes, sightings from Bempton Cliffs RSPB included the four Mute Swans, 195 Pink-footed Geese, a Little Egret and 110 Lapwing.
White-fronted Geese with a Greylag, North Marsh, by Craig Thomas