Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Another windy day, with strong west-north-west winds, sunny intervals and occasional showers. Highlights of the seawatch included 289 Fulmars flying north, along with a Ringed Plover, one Lesser Black-backed Gull and two Puffins; another Puffin headed south. Three Red Kites over South Landing eventually headed off west over South Dykes, whilst 20 Curlews and 25 Turnstone frequented the shore between these locations. Migrant passerines included two Chiffchaff at Oceanview, a White Wagtail at Cattlemere and a Fieldfare at Thornwick.

Yellowhammer, South Landing, by Jo Hood

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

A wet morning was followed by brighter spells and showers during the afternoon, a strengthening westerly wind and temperatures that reached ten degrees C. During the seawatch, 11 Golden Plover flew south and two Fieldfare came in off, whilst an additional Golden Plover moved south over the headland.

A minimum 55 Teal frequented North Marsh, with two Snipe and a Jack Snipe at Thornwick Pools. Two Chiffchaff included a fresh arrival in the Golf Course Willows, as was a Scandinavian Rock Pipit on Stainforth’s Flash.

Moorhen, Flamborough village, by Craig Thomas

Friday, March 15th, 2019

The day featured gale force westerly winds, sunny intervals and temperatures that reached 12 degrees C. During the morning’s seawatch, single Eider and Red-throated Diver, 210 Fulmars, 81 Kittiwakes and a Lesser Black-backed Gull flew north; signs of visible migration over the Fog Station included seven Rook.

Single Chiffchaff were located at both Oceanview and South Dykes, with a Nuthatch also at the latter location. Two Redwing were undoubtedly migrants, as almost certainly were the bulk of 40 Chaffinch.

Cormorant, Thornwick Pools, by Mike Smith

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Very strong west-north-west winds gradually abated during a day that started wet, with sunny intervals then dominating, whilst temperatures reached 12 degrees C. During the morning seawatch, a Red-throated Diver, 117 Fulmars, 34 Kittiwakes and six Razorbills flew north, with a Peregrine also touring the outer head. Passerine interest was limited due to the wind strength, although 13 Yellowhammers attended feeders in the South Landing/Church Lane area.

Oystercatchers, South landing, by Karen Thomas

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

A day of strong westerly winds, sunny intervals and temperatures reaching 11 degrees C. During the seawatch, 220 Fulmars flew north, with eight Red-throated Divers and a Great Crested Grebe heading south. Sightings from South Landing included four Eider offshore and a Chiffchaff in the ravine.

Teal, Thornwick Pools, by Craig Thomas

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

A mixed day with strong south westerly winds and rain during the morning, becoming sunny with lighter winds by mid-afternoon. 23 Red-throated Diver represented the highlight of the morning sea watch. On the land the single Barnacle Goose remained around the outer headland and 2 Chiffchaff were at Bempton.

Gannet by Alan Walkington.

Monday, March 11th, 2019

A moderate/strong westerly wind, sunny intervals and temperatures reaching seven degrees C. During the seawatch, 21 Red-throated Divers flew past the Fog Station, whilst 349 Fulmars moved north. The Barnacle Goose remained in residence and two Common Buzzards again displayed over Mid Dykes. The Pied Crow reappeared on Beech Avenue, but two Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest at South Landing were new arrivals.

Stock Dove, Oceanview, by Andy Hood

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

The weather consisted of increasingly strong westerly winds, overcast skies, with a belt of rain crossing the area during the middle of the day before brighter spells later; temperatures reached four degrees C by late morning. During the seawatch, three Eiders flew north, whilst Puffins returned to the cliffs near the Fog Station and also at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, where a minimum of 22 birds appeared. The Barnacle Goose lingered and 30 Curlews frequented the headland. The Hooded Crow was relocated on the beach below Beacon Hill, having been last seen on 24th February, whilst a Scandinavian Rock Pipit was at nearby South Landing.

Scandinavian Rock Pipit, South Landing, by Brett Richards

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

A day of moderate/strong west-north-west winds, sunny intervals and showers, with temperatures reaching eight degrees C. During the morning’s seawatch, a single dark-bellied Brent Goose flew north, whilst four Eiders sheltered off the Fog Station. Away from the sea, the Barnacle Goose and 22 Wigeon lingered near North Marsh, with 27 Curlews located on the south side. Passerine interest included three Redwings and a Scandinavian Rock Pipit.

Barn Owl, Thornwick Pools, by Steve Meredith

Friday, March 8th, 2019

After a sunny start, increasing cloud brought light rain during the afternoon; chilly despite relatively light south-west winds, with temperatures peaking at six degrees C. Seawatch highlights included 38 Red-throated Divers, 898 Fulmars, two Manx Shearwaters and 2588 Kittiwakes flying north. The Barnacle Goose, 27 Wigeon, 60 Teal and a Coot frequented North Marsh. Passerine interest included two Redwing and a Chiffchaff, but pride of place went to a House Martin that flew east at RSPB Bempton Cliffs; the latter potentially Yorkshire’s earliest ever.

Barnacle Goose (with Canadas), North Marsh, by Craig Thomas

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The weather consisted of moderate to strong south-westerly winds, generally overcast skies with occasional rain; temperatures peaked at six degrees C. A juvenile Glaucous Gull flying north represented the highlight of the morning’s seawatch, with a lone Puffin heading in the opposite direction.

Gannets, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, by Alan Walkington

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

An overcast day, with a moderate southerly wind and rain around dawn and showers later. Highlights of the seawatch included a Great Northern Diver, 422 Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull and one Puffin flying north. Meanwhile, a Chiffchaff continued to frequent the hedgerow adjacent to Hartendale WTW, the Pied Crow overflew South Dykes and a Siskin visited a village garden.

Fox, Flamborough village, by Mike Smith

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

An overcast day, with a moderate south-westerly wind and temperatures reaching six degrees C by late morning. Sightings during the seawatch included aggregations of 55 Turnstone and 30 Purple Sandpipers. Elsewhere, the Barnacle Goose and 21 Wigeon remained in residence. Passerine interest included a minimum of two Scandinavian Rock Pipits on South Landing beach.

Shelduck, Thornwick Pools, by Alan Walkington

Monday, March 4th, 2019

A rather cloudy day with moderate westerly winds.

The morning sea-watch recorded two Common Scoter south, Black-throated Diver north, 22 Fulmar north, 12 Great Black-backed Gull and present off the headland were 350 Gannet, 15 Shag, 29 Cormorant, a large flock of 330 feeding Herring Gull and 1000s of Guillemot. 

East of the Dykes was the usual Barnacle Goose, 150 Grey-lag Goose, two Shelduck, 28 Wigeon, eight Teal, Grey Heron, Peregrine, Buzzard, 44 Black-headed Gull, 45 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Curlew at Hartendale, the resident Pied Crow on Beech Avenue, two Treecreeper and two Tree Sparrow.

Tree Sparrow by Mike Smith

Roe Buck by Mike Smith

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

An overcast day that featured increasingly strong south-west winds, light rain from early afternoon and temperatures that reached nine degrees C. During the seawatch, a second calendar-year Yellow-legged Gull flew south, whilst a significant feeding frenzy formed off the headland that included 550 Herring Gulls. 

The Barnacle Goose visited Stainforth’s Flash early morning, whilst a Water Rail was heard ‘singing’ at Thornwick Pools. Passerines included a Chiffchaff at Oceanview, two Siskins in the village and a Lapland Bunting near North Landing.

Chiffchaff, Oceanview, by Andy Hood

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

South-westerly winds strengthened throughout a day that started overcast with brighter spells later; temperatures reached 11 degrees C. Wildfowl interest on the headland included the Barnacle Goose, four Shelduck, 74 Teal, 25 Wigeon and the Pochard, whilst two Grey Herons also toured the freshwaters. Three Red Kites spent the best part of an hour over the village/Dykes late morning, before they headed strongly west; at times, they shared the same airspace as four Common Buzzards and a pair of Peregrine. The Chiffchaff remained at Hartendale, whilst three Goldcrests were also present.

Kestrel, Old Fall, by Brett Richards

Red Kite, Flamborough village, by Brett Richards

Friday, March 1st, 2019

A largely overcast day after a brighter start, with a light south-west wind and temperatures reaching seven degrees C. Sightings included the long-staying Barnacle Goose and Pochard along Lighthouse Road and Thornwick Pools respectively, 40 Teal, two Coot and 29 Curlew. Passerine interest involved 38 Magpies, one Goldcrest, five Scandinavian Rock Pipits, seven Bullfinch and a Siskin.

Guillemots, Fog Station, by Alan Walkington

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

A foggy day that precluded any chance of a seawatch, with temperatures reaching a mere seven degrees C. Notable sightings included the Pochard remaining on Thornwick Pools, a Ringed Plover near South Landing and three Golden Plovers at Hartendale. A Chiffchaff also at Hartendale was almost certainly a fresh-in migrant, as were two Goldcrests on Old Fall Hedge.

Gannet, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, by Alan Walkington

Golden Plover, Hartendale, by Brett Richards

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Another sunny day, with light winds and temperatures reaching 14 degrees C. Reflective of the settled conditions, the seawatch was quiet, with a Ringed Plover heading south and 316 Kittiwakes off the Fog Station notable. Buckton Pond again played host to the Whooper Swan, single Pink-footed Goose and Barnacle Goose remained near North Marsh and the drake Pochard lingered on Thornwick Pools. Passerine interest included sightings of two Nuthatch and one Siskin.

Whooper Swans Buckton Pond, by Alan Walkington

Common Pipistrelle, Oceanview, by Andy Hood

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Sunny throughout, with calm conditions and temperatures reaching 11 degrees C. The most unusual record from a relatively quiet seawatch was a single Long-tailed Tit that flew past the Fog Station. The Whooper Swan re-appeared on Buckton Pond, with the lone Barnacle Goose accompanied by two Pink-footed Geese near North Marsh and the drake Pochard still in residence at Thornwick Pools.

Whooper Swan, Buckton Pond, by Kevin Groocock

Pochard, Thornwick Pools, by Karen Thomas

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Another sunny day, with light south-wet winds and temperatures reaching ten degrees C. Two Puffins were recorded during a relatively quiet seawatch. In addition, the Barnacle Goose lingered near North Marsh, but a drake Pochard at Thornwick Pools and eight Lapwing were new arrivals. Passerine interest included two Lapland Buntings, one of which overflew Thornwick Pools.

Pochard, Thornwick Pools, by Andy Hood

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

The weather consisted of light, variable winds, hazy sunshine and temperatures that reached ten degrees C. During the seawatch, 43 Wigeon flew south and the year’s first Lesser Black-backed Gull headed in the opposite direction. A Whooper Swan rested on Buckton Pond before flying south, whilst a single Barnacle Goose, initially on the sea off the Fog Station, was refound on fields near North Marsh. Both single Little Egret and Hooded Crow were located on the beach between Beacon Hill and South Landing, whilst a Short-eared Owl was seen at RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Nearby, 75 Yellowhammers and 50 Corn Buntings remained at Buckton. The Pied Crow continued its sojourn in the village, again spending considerable time on Beech Avenue.

Corn Bunting, Buckton, by Mark Thomas

Barnacle Goose, Fog Station, by Brett Richards

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

A foggy/misty day, with a light south-easterly wind. Visibility was significantly impaired, resulting in a quiet day. The day’s highlight related to the morning discovery of two Swallows at RSPB Bempton Cliffs. This represented the county’s earliest ever record (previously, two at Bolton-on-Swale on 3rd March 1995) and was followed by southbound single(s) during the afternoon at Holmpton and Spurn.

Skylark, North Landing, by Alan Walkington

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

The weather consisted of very light southerly winds, sunny skies with increasing cloud and temperatures reaching ten degrees C. A skein of 40 Pink-footed Geese flew north over the Fog Station during the morning, whilst the headland’s freshwater sites hosted three Shelduck, 33 Wigeon, 83 Teal, two Grey Herons and a Snipe; a Woodcock was flushed for the cliff top near the Fog Station during the afternoon. Thousands of Guillemots were on the cliffs, along with several hundred Razorbills rafting close inshore and four Puffins at RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Visible migration accounted for three Lapwing, 23 Jackdaw, 39 Skylarks, eight Chaffinch, five Linnets and a Greenfinch flying south over the outer head. Two male Stonechat at North Marsh were presumably spring migrants.

Kestrel, Hartendale, by Mike Smith

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Another spring-like day: sunny throughout, with light winds and temperatures peaking at 14 degrees C. Six Common Buzzards toured the area, whilst the Short-eared Owl showed well hunting the Lighthouse Grasslands.

Short-eared Owl, Lighthouse Grasslands, by Alan Walkington

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

A mixed day with occasional light showers and sunny spells. Wind was a light to moderate south westerly. The days highlight pertained a Red Kite which flew south over North Marsh and later west over South Landing. Four Pink-footed Geese flew west over the village. 14 Red-throated Diver and nine Common Scoter were also noted.

Yellowhammer, Buckton by Kevin Groocock

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

A day of light south-westerly winds, increasing cloud after a sunny start and temperatures reaching ten degrees C. During the seawatch, a Shelduck and 18 Red-throated Divers flew south, whilst 144 Cormorants congregated offshore. In addition, 15 Pink-footed Geese flew north and the change in status of Common Buzzard was further evidenced by a pair displaying over the Dykes.

Shag, Fog Station, by Craig Thomas

Monday, February 18th, 2019

The weather consisted of moderate south-west winds, sunny intervals and temperatures reaching ten degrees C. Seawatching was quiet, with seven Purple Sandpipers below the Fog Station the most notable sighting, along with four Rook heading south; a not unusual record during ‘early spring’. 

A skein of 60 Pink-footed Geese flew north, eight Eider sheltered on the sea between the Fog Station and South Landing, whilst five Lapwing and a Woodcock frequented the Oceanview area, where a single Lapland Bunting was also located. Sightings from Buckton included 100 Yellowhammers and 30 Corn Buntings.

Collared Dove, Oceanview, by Andy Hood

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

The weather consisted of largely sunny skies, light/moderate south-south-westerly winds and temperatures reaching 12 degrees C.  A count of 126 Razorbills was the main feature of an otherwise quiet seawatch, whilst a Puffin heading south past RSPB Bempton Cliffs further illustrated that some seabirds were returning to inshore waters.

Two Pink-footed Geese overflew the village, with Thornwick Pools attracting 21 Teal and a Coot. Passerine interest included four Mistle Thrushes at South Dykes, a male Stonechat at South Landing and 49 Linnets near Thornwick; two Chaffinch at the Fog Station perhaps indicated relatively early emigration. 

Short-eared Owl, Lighthouse Grassland, by Alan Walkington (15/2)

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Light south-westerly winds, prolonged sunny intervals and temperatures reaching 12 degrees C. During the seawatch, a Shelduck flew south, along with 383 Gannet, only a single Kittiwake and 21 Razorbills. A female Stonechat frequented the cliff top just east of Grange Farm, whilst a lone Siskin flew south over the Fog Station.

Bullfinch, South Landing, by Kevin Groocock

Friday, February 15th, 2019

A sunny day, with light south-south-westerlies increasing in strength during the day. The Short-eared Owl again hunted the grasslands on the outer head, whilst sightings from the village included three Mistle Thrush over Hartendale and the Pied Crow once again on Beech Avenue. A Merlin frequented the cliff top at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, where 170 Pink-footed Geese flew north. Nearby, Buckton attracted 11 Meadow Pipits, 130 Yellowhammers and 90 Corn Buntings.

Pied Crow, Flamborough village, by Andy Hood

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

A day of light/moderate south-westerly winds, sunny intervals and temperatures reaching 11 degrees C. Seawatching produced 437 Gannets and 127 Razorbills, along with the first sign that a movement of Pink-footed Geese was underway; in total, 532 Pink-footed Geese flew north, including 112 that headed past the Fog Station.


Curlew, South Landing, by David Hutchinson

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

A mild cloudy day with temperatures peaking at 9 degrees and light south westerly wind. 37 Red-throated Diver flew past on the morning sea watch, along with 11 Fulmar, 324 Gannet, 12 Kittiwake and 97 Razorbill.

On the land, the Short-eared Owl continued to entertain around the lighthouse grasslands and golf course area. 2 Whooper Swan and a Little Egret flew over the village and the Pied Crow remained in residence.

Starling by Andy Hood

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

The weather consisted overcast skies, light south-westerly winds and temperatures rising throughout the day, peaking at nine degrees C. Seawatch highlights included the first appreciable arrival of Razorbills, with a minimum of 34 birds present amongst hundreds of Guillemots. On the headland, the goose flock consisted of 153 Greylag and 17 Canada geese.

Common Seal, South Landing, by John Beaumont

Monday, February 11th, 2019

A light north-west wind, initially overcast skies before brighter spells and temperatures reaching seven degrees C. A seawatch from South Landing was rewarded with seven Eider, 17 Common Scoter, two Goldeneye, 96 Red-throated Divers and 90 Cormorants. Thornwick Pools attracted two Shelduck, 14 Teal and a Water Rail, whilst the Short-eared Owl continued its residence around the Lighthouse Grasslands.

Short-eared Owl, Lighthouse Grassland, by Alan Walkington

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

A light north-westerly wind developed during a largely overcast day, with temperatures reaching five degrees C. The Bay attracted 11 Common Scoters, seven Eider, 75 Red-throated Divers, 180 Cormorants and 35 Great Crested Grebes. The Short-eared Owl continued to hunt the Lighthouse Grassland, whilst a Siskin was notable. Sightings from Buckton included a Short-eared Owl and 30 Corn Buntings.

Roe Deer, Flamborough village, by Karen Thomas

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

An overcast morning, with brighter skies later, although near gale force westerly winds during the first half of the day were the main feature; temperature peaked at nine degrees C. During the seawatch, a Shelduck, 51 Red-throated Divers, 204 Gannets, nine Kittiwakes and 85 Great Black-backed Gulls moved south, whilst an adult Mediterranean Gull headed north. An Eider, 27 Red-throated Divers and nine Great Crested Grebes sheltered on the sea off the Fog Station. A Mistle Thrush near the Dykes represented the most notable passerine record.

Greenfinch, Oceanview, by Andy Hood

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Strong southerly winds throughout, with sunny intervals developing in the afternoon after an overcast, wet morning; temperatures reached nine degrees C. The morning seawatch was again quiet: two Eider, 29 Red-throated Divers, a Great Crested Grebe and 177 Gannets were accompanied by moderate numbers of Guillemots either on the sea, or heading south.

Grey Heron, South Landing, by June & Malcolm Fox

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

After a wet morning, brighter intervals were a feature of the afternoon; moderate west-north-winds developed during the day. During the seawatch, 118 Gannets and an estimated 10,000 Guillemots flew south; with only four birds heading north.

Shelduck, Thornwick Pools, by Craig Thomas

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

During the seawatch, 30 Red-throated Divers and a Blue Fulmar flew south. On the headland, wildfowl interest included 30 Wigeon and 77 Mallard, whilst a Woodcock was located at South Landing. The Short-eared Owl continued to show well at the Lighthouse Grasslands.

Short-eared Owl, Lighthouse Grasslands, by Andy Hood

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Thick fog at daybreak was slow to clear, with brighter intervals giving way to overcast skies; moderate southerly winds and temperatures reaching five degrees C. Seawatch observations were negated by the visibility, although 25 Purple Sandpipers were on the rocks below the Fog Station. Thornwick Pools hosted two Shelduck and a Grey Heron.

Grey Heron, Thornwick Pools, by Mike Smith

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Moderate south-west winds, bright skies after an overcast start and significantly higher temperatures, with a peak of seven degrees C. During the seawatch, 40 Red-throated Divers flew south and nine Great Crested Grebes sheltered on the sea. Six Whooper Swans rested on the sea off Hartendale, with a Merlin in the vicinity.

Cormorant, Thornwick Pools, by Brett Richards

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

A relatively bright day with prolonged sunny spells until mid-afternoon, but despite light winds, temperatures only reached a mere two degress C by mid-day. During the seawatch, 17 Red-throated Divers and a Great Northern Diver flew south, with 152 Fulmars and 93 Gannets heading in the opposite direction. 

The Bittern was again seen at dusk at Thornwick Pools. A Woodcock frequented Greenacres, 14 Ringed Plovers and two Purple Sandpipers were located on South Landing beach, whilst the Short-eared Owl continued its stay near the Lighthouse. Passerine interest included two Nuthatch in South Dykes and four Song Thrush on the outer head.

The Black Redstart continued its stray at RSPB Bempton Cliffs and sightings from Buckton included a Water Rail and 200 Corn Buntings.

Water Rail, Buckton, by Mark Thomas

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

A day of moderate north-north-west winds, sunny intervals and occasional wintry showers; temperatures peaked at three degrees C. During the seawatch, an Eider, 174 Fulmars, 79 Gannets, seven Kittiwakes and ten Razorbills flew north. The Bittern showed well at Thornwick Pools during the afternoon, whilst a Merlin hunted the cliff top near North Dykes. 

 The following is a link to a video of the Bittern taken by David Hutchinson at Thornwick Pools this afternoon: https://vimeo.com/user852616/review/314998540/8f3e3fd992

Coal Tit, Flamborough village, by Jo Hood

Friday, February 1st, 2019

The weather consisted of moderate north-easterly winds, snow showers and temperatures reaching three degrees C. Again the seawatch was quiet, with 52 Red-throated Divers, 11 Kittiwakes and two Razorbills of note. 

The day’s highlight related to the reappearance of the Bittern at Thornwick Pools from late afternoon. Other sightings included eight Eider off South Landing, 32 Great Crested Grebes between South Dykes and Sewerby, three Ringed Plovers at South Landing, two Barn Owls and three Mistle Thrush at South Dykes.

Bittern, Thornwick Pools, by Brett Richards

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

A sunny day until cloud arrived mid-afternoon, temperatures peaked at two degrees C and winds remained light. Seawatching highlights included 45 Wigeon flying south and a Red-breasted Merganser heading north. A Short-eared Owl hunted the Lighthouse Grassland once again, whilst passerine interest included a Chiffchaff and 12 Siskin.

Short-eared Owl, Lighthouse Grassland, by Andy Hood

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

The weather consisted of light westerly winds and sunshine, although temperatures only just reached one degree C. During the seawatch, a Black-throated Diver and 34 Red-throated Divers flew north. A total of 47 Great Crested Grebes were in the bay near South Dykes, whilst the Short-eared Owl again hunted the Lighthouse Grasslands.

The Black Redstart re-appeared at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, with 194 Corn Buntings at nearby Buckton.

Brown Hares, Buckton, by Alan Walkington

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

A relatively overcast day, with brighter spells during the morning and an increasingly strong westerly wind; temperatures reached a mere two degrees C by late morning. Forty Pink-footed Geese flew north over the village, three Goldeneye and a Great Northern Diver were on the sea off Hartendale. Six Purple Sandpipers fed in Thornwick Bay, where the cliff top fields attracted 48 Meadow Pipits; a record January count.

Rock Pipit, South Landing, by Kevin Groocock

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Another day of strong north-north-west winds, sunny intervals and occasional snow showers, with temperatures reaching a mere two degrees C by late morning. During the seawatch, 77 Red-throated Divers flew north along with 11 Kittiwakes, but it was otherwise quiet. A total of 45 Great Crested Grebes sheltered in the bay off South Dykes, a Sanderling was on the beach at the same location, with 25 Curlew nearby. In addition, a Chiffchaff appeared in a village garden.

Roe Deer, Starling, South Landing, by June & Malcolm Fox

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

A day of gale force north-west winds, sunny intervals with rain arriving mid-afternoon and temperatures reaching five degrees C. During a quiet seawatch, 302 Gannets flew north and 177 moved south. A record count of 307 Cormorants smashed the previous January record (85) and represented Flamborough’s second highest ever tally. Passerine interest included the Black Redstart at the Fog Station and a Nuthatch in South Dykes.

Corn Bunting, Buckton, by Paul Reed