A day of cloudless skies, temperatures that peaked at 26 degrees C and light westerly winds. Seawatching highlights included seven Manx Shearwaters, 97 Sandwich Terns and five Common Terns flying north. Sightings on the outer head included single Wigeon, Tufted Duck and Gadwall, a Little Ringed Plover, one Ringed Plover and a Dunlin.
West of the Dykes, a female Red-backed Shrike was located at the western end of Bempton Cliffs RSPB and a first-summer male Common Rosefinch was singing in the vicinity of Buckton Pond, with a Cuckoo nearby. Three Quail were singing in cliff top fields at Speeton.
Red-veined Darters were present at several sites, with 25 present in total, including three (including paired up female) at Buckton Pond.
Common Rosefinch, Buckton Pond, by Brett Richards
Common Rosefinch, Buckton Pond, by Mark Thomas
Common Rosefinch, Buckton Pond, by Paul Reed
Red-veined Darter, Black-tailed Skimmer, Broad-bodied Chaser, Emperor, by Andrew Allport