Anyone seen the weather forecast for Thursday and Friday? Gale force westerlies followed by Northerlies equals Little Auks. I bet that by Sunday we're sick of them... If you haven't seen one, this weekend could be the time. No more stringing late juvvy Puffins for your year list ( they're the 'distant' Little Auks people claim. Most Little Auks I see are much closer than that, often following the breakers).
Watch for groups of the little chaps buzzing along wings a blur bodies tilting side to side showing the sooty underwings. They are much more animated than puffins and look very clean black and white. They are tiny too about Dipper sized but looking much smaller at sea.
Oh, the forecast relates mainly to NE England and Scotland.
Good Luck ( for me that is, I'm the one sticking my neck out!)
Has anyone watched Autumnwatch on BBC2? If you have, I suggest that you check out Green Withens blog on the left (adults only mind), you will never look at Kate Humble in the same way again...