Friday, August 31st, 2018
A light easterly wind developed during a sunny day, with temperatures reaching 17 degrees C. During the morning seawatch, 26 Common Scoters, two Velvet Scoters and 106 Teal flew north, whilst single Bonxie and Arctic Skua flew south. Thornwick Pools attracted eight Teal, a Water Rail and five Dunlin, with an additional 20 Teal and a Golden Plover flying north. Elsewhere, two creamcrown Marsh Harriers were recorded, including an individual that flew north over the sea, along with three Ringed Plovers, one Golden Plover, a Bar-tailed Godwit and one Common Sandpiper. Passerine migrants included six Wheatear, a Whinchat and a Garden Warbler; the Pied Crow remained at Thornwick.
West of the Dykes, sightings from RSPB Bempton Cliffs included a Marsh Harrier, 16 Golden Plovers, a Cuckoo and an Arctic Skua.