Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
An overcast day, with occasional sunny intervals and a light/moderate south-south-easterly wind. During the seawatch, two Brent Geese, 45 Common Scoter, a Balearic Shearwater and one Little Egret flew north, whilst an Arctic Skua headed south.
Thornwick Pools hosted a Pintail and a Green Sandpiper, whilst a Pomarine Skua harassed gulls off South Landing, where a Grey Plover, five Arctic Skuas and three Little Gulls were also recorded. Migrant passerines were scarce, but included a Pied Flycatcher at Old Fall. During a ringing session, a Sparrowhawk and three Goldcrests were caught amongst others.
Single Red-backed Shrike, Pied Flycatcher and Redstart were noted at Bempton Cliffs RSPB.