Brighter, sunny skies appeared in the afternoon after another overcast start; winds remained very light from the west, with temperatures reaching eight degrees C. Seawatching highlights included a dark-bellied Brent Goose flying north, 180 Common Scoters moving south and 65 Shag in residence. In addition, a single Great Northern Diver was located off South Landing and 32 Great Crested Grebes off South Dykes.
Sightings from Sykes Planatation to South Landing included a Common Buzzard, two Song Thrush, 11 Long-tailed Tits, a Treecreeper, 30 Skylarks, 30 Yellowhammers, eight Reed Buntings and four Lapland Buntings. Nearby, South Dykes attracted nine Goldcrest, a Chiffchaff and one Nuthatch.
West of the Dykes, sightings from RSPB Bempton Cliffs included a Black Redstart, 200 Linnet, 150 Tree Sparrows, 150 Yellowhammers and 40 Corn Buntings.
Curlew, South Landing, by Alan Walkington