Sea watching records (PM)
09:00 - 9 Pale-bellied out from childrens play area
10:00 - 18-19 across the bay to join the above
11:00 - 6 across the bay heading for the above feeding area
Red-Throated Diver - flock of 6, quite high
Common Scoter - flock of c20 floating out
Eider a total of c400 but some very distant
Stonechat - 1 female along north harbour wall
Middleton Nature Reserve mid afternoon (MD&JR)
Chiffchaff - There were two singing either side of the lower carpark. A short walk around less than half of the reserve revealed at least 5 singing plus 1 seen only
Cetti's warbler 2 - The "no swimming" pond male was singing both times the pond was checked. The central marsh bird was singing earlier.
Buzzard 2 blogging to east and again settling in the high trees just east of reserve
Merlin - 1 male flew one low and fast half circuit of the main pond before disappearing to north
Small Tortoiseshell 2
The third warbler is a bit of a cheat, not a new arrival, but the garden Blackcap had hung on for another day and was again singing this morning.
South shore 08:45-10:00 (MD)
Wheatear 1 (probable 2cy male) at 08:50. It quickly moved on suggesting there could have been more earlier.
Rock Pipit at least two between the saltmarsh and lighthouse.
Another bird also managed to capture breakfast