A bright day, with sunny intervals, light south-west winds and temperatures reaching nine degrees C. Highlights of the seawatch included 344 Pink-footed Geese, four Eider, three Velvet Scoters, 48 Common Scoters, 96 Red-throated Divers and an adult Little Gull flying south, with a lone Puffin heading in the opposite direction. Better still, 30 White-beaked Dolphins fed offshore from first light until mid-morning.
The White-fronted Goose and Pink-footed Goose continued their stay in the North Marsh area, as did 20 Wigeon and 83 Teal. Three Velvet Scoters (potentially those seen earlier on the seawatch) appeared off South Landing, with 34 Curlew notable. Passerine interest included two Goldcrest, a Chiffchaff, two Waxwing (near Lighthouse), two Fieldfare, two Redwing, eight Stonechats, 53 Meadow Pipits, 19 Reed Buntings and two Lapland Buntings (Golf Course).
West of the Dykes, sightings from RSPB Bempton Cliffs included 163 Pink-footed Geese and four Whooper Swans flying south, a Short-eared Owl, a Snow Bunting and 16 Corn Buntings.
Yellowhammer, Oceanview, by Andy Hood