Saturday, August 31st, 2019
A day of sunny intervals, blustery south-west winds and temperatures that reached 19 degrees C. Seawatching records included two Red-throated Divers, 11 Manx Shearwaters (ten south), five Bonxie and two Arctic Skuas moving north, with two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls and a juvenile Caspian Gull flying south; a Starry Smooth Hound Shark was also an unusual sighting.
Thornwick Pools attracted two Snipe and a Dunlin. A late influx of Swifts was evident during the evening, with a total of 110 birds present over the outer head. Migrant passerines included two Wheatear and a Whinchat near the Lighthouse, whilst lepidoptera interest was provided by the discovery of a Clifden Nonpareil at South Landing; the 11th Yorkshire record.