Sunday, March 31st, 2019
The weather consisted of light/moderate north-easterly winds, sunny intervals and temperatures that reached nine degrees C. Seawatching highlights included 157 Fulmars, three Manx Shearwaters, a Great Crested Grebe, one Bonxie and a Sandwich Tern flying north, whilst two Eider, a Bonxie and an Arctic Skua flew south.
The day’s unquestioned highlight related to a male Bluethroat (presumed White-Spot) at South Landing early morning seen by two birders; unfortunately, there was no further sign after the initial views. In addition, the Hooded Crow remained at North Marsh and the female Firecrest was still present on the outer head.
The highlight from RSPB Bempton Cliffs was a male Ring Ouzel, two Redwing and a Wheatear. Sightings from nearby Buckton included three Eider flying east, two Teal, two Coot, two Grey Partridges, three Chiffchaff and two Wheatear.