Thanks to Pete, Pete and one other observer for covering the sea this morning:
Highlights of a 4 hour seawatch from Heysham North Harbour Wall (0600 - 1000 hrs)
Bonxie - singles into the Bay at 0840 and 0910 hrs
Arctic Skua - 3 separate dark morphs in at 0905, 0945 and 0950 hrs
Little Gull - adult in
Also offshore: 17 Gannet, 51 Arctic Tern, 30+ Sandwich Tern, 33 Pink-footed Geese (flock of 32 and 1 flew across the Bay towards Barrow), 11 Eider, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (full summer plumage), 3 Swift (low over sea at 0810 hrs), 2 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow.
Turnstone - 70 on wooden pier
Unfortunately, due to a misunderstanding (or 'loose' arrangement made far too far in advance!), there was no coverage of grounded stuff around the office but a very brief visit indicated at least 5 'extra' silent Willow Warblers in and around the Obs Tower pond area. Its really hard to predict when there are going to be landfalls in easterlies!