Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
The weather consisted of moderate south-west winds and sunny intervals. During the seawatch, a dark-bellied Brent Goose, six Eider and a Bonxie flew north, with a Red-breasted Merganser headed south.
Sightings included 14 Wigeon at North Marsh, a Little Grebe, three Water Rails, four Woodcock, eight Snipe, 105 Golden Plover flying south, 31 Lapwings and a Long-eared Owl near North Marsh. Passerine interest included 205 Skylarks, 41 Goldcrests, single Barred Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Old Fall, one Yellow-browed Warbler, a Willow Warbler, four Waxwing, a Black Redstart, three Twite, seven Mealy Redpoll, seven Brambling, a Northern Bullfinch (Bay Brambles), four Crossbill and a Snow Bunting.
West of the Dykes, a Barred Warbler continued to show well at RSPB Bempton Cliffs; interestingly the same individual that had moved from Bempton to Buckton, where it had been rung.