Another day of heavy showers but nicely faired up by evening. Warm and sunny later.
On my way home from work a Barn Owl flew high over the road just south of Hipsburn, clutching prey in its foot.
Walked Bunty around Seaton Point. A fast flying bird mobbed by pipits had my pulse going briefly. Hoping it was a Hobby, I was still pleasantly suprised by an adult Cuckoo going over, only my second here.
Out to sea the feeding bonanza continues as several thousand birds flickered about over the waves just outside the haven. Any landlocked birder using the holiday cottage next to the lifeboat hut could see Roseate, Common, Arctic and Sandwich Terns, Gannets, Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills and Kittiwakes in their hundreds without leaving the garden! The mass of birds looked like snowflakes as the evening sun illuminated them against the rain clouds off shore.
No waders today, but an Eider had 6 ducklings along the tideline and 1 male and 3 juv Stonechats were feeding near the Seaton Point House.