Thursday, November 30th, 2017
The day had a particularly wintry feel with the strong northerly wind continuing throughout and frequent snow, sleet, hail and rain showers.
The morning sea watch was relatively productive with single Long-tailed Duck, Scaup, GN Diver and Goldeneye. Other notable counts included 17 Shelduck, 39 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 16 Common Scoter, 9 RT Diver and 464 Fulmar.
A female Red-breasted Merganser was at South Landing, with other counts from the outer headland including 3 Water Rail, 58 Turnstone, 14 Sanderling and 4 Purple Sandpiper.
A Little Auk was picked up exhausted in a Bempton village garden early during the morning before being taken into care.
Great spotted Woodpecker, South Dykes by Alan Walkington