WNW breeze was surprisingly cold after the recent hot spell. Low cloud and occasional drizzle.
Seawatch report from Pete:
Mediterranean gull 1 second calendar year bird on Ocean Edge shore
2 Gannet out
15 Common Scoter out plus another 5 close in later.
1 Razorbill out
2 Raz/guill out.
No terns or small waders in an hour's watch
Canada goose - 117 in 6 flocks - all north low over sea at varying ranges
Heysham skeer low water 13:40
I only managed a very brief check to see if the Sanderling were gone. They were. The only waders apart from Oystercatchers were 19 Turnstone
|There are still hundreds of large gulls on the skear,|
but no longer feeding on the seed mussels
|The seed mussels are now too large and too well anchored|