The day again started with fog which gradually cleared during the morning to leave a sunny day, with light north-east winds. Although seawatching was hampered, 25 Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, eight Manx Shearwaters, a Whimbrel, 42 Sandwich Terns and 608 Puffins flew north.
A Pink-footed Goose visited North Marsh, whilst Thornwick Pools attracted three Ringed Plovers, three Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper; three Little Egrets flew over there early morning. In addition, another five Ringed Plover visited other wetlands and/or flew north. A creamcrown Marsh Harrier, initially on the Outer Head, later flew west through Buckton.
The day’s best passerine was a relatively late Firecrest at South Landing. There were also five ‘migrant’ Willow Warblers, two Spotted Flycatchers, a Redstart, five Whinchat and five Yellow Wagtails.
West of the Dykes, a Hobby was seen near Speeton and a Hooded Crow flew over Bempton village.
Firecrest, South Landing, by Craig Thomas