I had to work BH Monday, at the County Show all day in Corbridge with 26,000 other mugs - at least I didn't have to pay to be there! I needed some stress relief, so popped down to the patch for an hour. There was light SE wind blowing so I decided to have a look on the sea.
Nothing mega, 26 manx shearwaters north in 40 minutes were a year tick. I still haven't picked up either roseate or little tern or a little gull yet, I need to put a couple of hours of seawatching in I think..
I birded the patch from the car for 20 minutes tonight, again, nothing startling. I've been at Bamburgh Castle all day with work, at 4.15 I was still there having a quick look over the dunes and sea from the car park whilst I waited for a colleague......little did I know
122 manx shearwater