The next day I was volunteering as part spotter team (including Harry Witts @polychloros) on the penultimate RSPB Autumn Highlights cruise out of Bridlington. We set off at 0830hrs. We first headed south towards Barmston and Hornsea. There was a lot of feeding activity. We came across many flocks of Little Gulls (100+ by the end of the trip), a Juvenile Black Tern, Razorbills, Guillemots, 2 Puffins, 2 Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua. 74 Teal, 2 Pintail, Common Scoter flocks, Brent Goose, 2 Bar-Tailed Godwit and a feral pigeon also flew by. After this success we continued further out off Flamborough Head. We saw a further 7 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua (2 with metal rings), 2 Juvenile Black Terns, more Little Gulls, 4 Puffins, 7 Red-Throated Diver, 2 Yellow-Legged Gull, Lesser-Blacked Backed Gull, 20 Redshank and 3 Knot. Unfortunately no shearwaters could be tempted in by the chum, but that was probably down to the winds. That being said the cruise had a great selection and ended with lots of happy faces!
I ended the day up at Bempton. The Red-Backed Shrike continued it's residence as did the Yellow-Browed Warbler (but I missed it). 2-3 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 5+ Goldcrests, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 1 Rock Pipit and a Ruff (flew SE) were on reserve today. The start of next week look promising and may turn up some migrants, though typically I'm back in college. Hopefully anything that does arrive will stick around.