The Heysham equivalent of sitting in a hide paid dividends this morning. The maritime inaction was tempered by listening to the radio and reading the paper whilst regularly carrying out 180 degree scans. Then at 1012hrs, a little black thing with a white rump sheared through the optics before turning and trying to fly out before the process was repeated. Then it all happened as a flock of 16 Pintail flew out. Didn't expect this in the conditions which seemed a fraction too far to the south and certainly were an hour or two later . Tried to intercept it at the stone jetty to give some inner bay watchers am idea of where to look but this coincided with some poor visibility.
Leach's petrel - one in 1012 hrs about 150m beyond the buoys
Guillemot - one by waterfall at low tide
Pintail- flock of 16 out
Cormorant - 5 waterfall
Med gull - adult fishers h.t.
Wren - one near south Roundhead!
Dead hedgehog by reserve entrance