An overcast day, with thick mist/fog developing during the morning and a relatively light southerly wind. Seawatching highlights included a Mute Swan off the Fog Station that later flew south, a Shoveler, six Gadwall, 72 Wigeon, 145 Teal, two Tufted Duck, three Eider, a Long-tailed Duck, one Goosander, 48 Red-throated Divers, a Manx Shearwater, one Little Egret, 39 Knot, 18 Dunlin, 133 Little Gulls, a Mediterranean Gull and one Bonxie all flying south; an additional 36 Little Gulls moved north.
Three Pink-footed Geese, 17 dark-bellied Brent Geese and 90 Teal were also present, including 89 of the latter on Thornwick Pools, where there was also a Water Rail. An arrival of late autumn migrants occurred during the morning, with eight Woodcock, nine Chiffchaffs, 52 Blackbirds, 280 Fieldfare, 495 Redwing, three Brambling and a Lapland Bunting all located.
West of the Dykes, Buckton attracted eight Golden Plover, a Chiffchaff and 300 Fieldfare/Redwing.
Mute Swan, Fog Station, by Brett Richards
Goldcrest, Lighthouse, by Steve Meredith