Today's sea bird coverage managed 07:00 to 11:00 (several observers)
Arctic Tern 865, most before 09:00 with long gaps after and many birds flying inland over a broad front. Some were flying inland over Ocean Edge and one flock over Sunderland Point as seen from Red Nab area. Others fed mid channel then shot into the sky and disappeared!
Arctic Skua: 4 in plus at least two others early am off Morecambe, One light morph came in over Red Nab. The other three dark morph.
Sandwich Tern: at least 192,
Black Tern 1,
Little Gull 1 - 3rd Calendar Year,
Common Scoter 60
no Gannet or Red-throated divers today
Grasshopper warblers have finally made it to Middleton two singing simultaneously plus almost certainly a third bird singing.
This makes the full set of 9 typically resident warbler here, Listed her in this year's arrival order.
Cetti's Warbler (over wintered)
Common Whitethroat (both Whitethroats arrived same day)
Large Red Damselfly - now present on Heysham and Middleton.