Despite the freezing cold, at least it was gloriously sunny today and the Desert Wheatear could at last bask in a little East Yorkshire sun. The Short-eared Owl was hunting again, still finding plenty to eat in the grassland and a Barn Owl headed up Cliff Lane toward the reserve this evening.
Over the last few days Snow and Lapland Bunting have been seen and over the weekend a remarkable record of a House Martin taught us that nothing is ever as you'd expect - the last bird you might predict in December.
Keep an eye out to sea as there are days when fish shoals bring normally distant seabirds close in shore and both Gannets and Fulmars are out there somewhere, but were just off the reserve last Friday.
Image of the Desert Wheatear below courtesy of Steve Race. It's proving pretty photogenic.