Saturday, September 30th, 2017
The day featured strengthening south-westerly winds, overcast skies with rain arriving later afternoon. A lone Pintail, six Eiders and two Bonxies flew south during the seawatch, whilst two Water Rails frequented Thornwick Pools, with a Ruff was also present.
Five Yellow-browed Warblers remained, together with the Turtle Dove, 35 Song Thrush, two Pied Flycatchers, 26 Goldcrests, four Whinchat, two Brambling, 55 Chaffinch and 95 Tree Sparrows.
West of the Dykes, sightings from Bempton Cliffs RSPB included 30 Song Thrush, 30 Blackbirds, two Yellow-browed Warblers, a Pied Flycatcher and two Whinchat. Nearby Buckton attracted a Little Owl, one Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, five Lesser Redpolls and a Brambling.