Very pleasant seawatch today (12.35pm-2.45pm) from the Tobacco Dump dunes, with a cool, but not unkind, force 4 south westerly, and plenty of sunshine as the tide pushed in to cover the sands below me.
Reet peaceful in the September sun.
Two Leach's Petrels were the best birds by a long shot - both heading south about half an hour before the tide's peak, and five minutes apart, approximately 150 metres out.
Razorbills and Guillemots scudding past, and a Bonxie battering a few gulls before it went on its bullying way south.
Common Scoters ever-present, but no sign of any Shears or Gannets today - the season is getting on after all.
Tomorrow may produce more, if the wind holds up, but no one can bird constantly.
Common Scoter c300
Sandwich Tern c150
Common Tern 1
Leach's Petrel 2
Red Throated Diver 3
Stonechat and Mipit, with Red Admirals in the Tobacco Dump nettlebed.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...