New birds follow wind

BIRD spotters have enjoyed a treat as the tail end of Hurricane Katia blew in some rare delights.

A Sabine’s gull was spotted near Bridlington, a bird which usually nests in the marshes around the Arctic Circle and winter on the east and west coasts of America.

Seawatchers along the Yorkshire coast saw a Cory’s shearwater off Kilnsea and Balearic shearwater off Long Nab, in Burniston and there have also been more sooty shearwaters seen.

On land the first Lapland buntings of the autumn were seen at Burniston, while another reminder that winter is on the way - 26 pink footed geese were also seen at Burniston.