Today the wind gradually increased to a NW5, but it remained suuny and cool.
Late in from work, I didn't get down to Boulmer until 6.30pm where I seawatched until 8pm.
If you go onto the shore at the bottom of the cliff you will find the remains of a Leica scope with tripod shot putted off the seat by a depressed seawatcher!
While the east coast tipped up by the weight of Great Shearwaters along its length I screwed my eye into my scope til it bled with no joy. As darkness fell and I couldn't see for the tears, TAC provided comfort and reassurement, by reminding me that he is off to the caribbean on holiday soon while I gaze out to the east as the nights close in. Oh well there's Christmas shopping to look forward to...
Sooty Shearwater 2 N
Manx Shearwater 4 N
Arctic Skua 2 N 4 S
Bonxie 4 N
Red throated Diver 2 S
Great Shearwater 0
Sabines Gull 0
and F'ing Leaches Petrel none of those either...