Today was dull and mainly overcast with a moderate N5.
Two short seawatches before and after work totaling about 1.75hrs from Boulmer had -
Sooty Shearwater 2N
Manx Shearwater 9N
Storm Petrel 1N seen fleetingly as it fluttered by a pot flag before vanishing back into the troughs between the waves. Only my second here.
Balearic Shearwater 1N, the second of the autumn, showed well close in lingering briefly and landing for a second before meandering its way N. None seen in 2006, but 3 in 2005. Will I beat my best?
Roseate Tern 2
Arctic Tern 25+
Sandwich Tern few
Common Scoter 1N
Red throated Diver 2S
On the shore 26 Dunlin, 2 juv Knot, 1 juv Bar tailed Godwit, 25 Sanderling.
At work today a Swift was above Ashington main street
130. Storm Petrel.