Rain. Calm. Dull. 100% Overcast. According to the BBC weather this morning Scotland is getting rain but eastern England was dry but cloudy. No it isn't. This is eastern England and its pissed down from the off.
Two half hour seawatches from the car at Boulmer today. In grim visibilty I had -
Little Auks 35 N
Great Northern Diver 1 N
Long tailed Duck 1 female N
Red throated Diver 1 on the sea.
Possible Black throated Diver 1 N ? ( yes I know, I call them Red throats too!)
Red breasted Merganser 4
Some of the Little Auks landed on the sea but soon had to dash off as the big gulls gathered for a snack.
This afternoon I walked Bunty around Seaton Point at high tide. 5 Little Auks skittered away from the breakers almost on the shore, giving great views in the soft late afternoon light. 2 Purple Sandpipers were with the other waders on the beach roost.