The wind started SE but freshened and shifted to SW during the day. Mainly dry but a couple of heavy showers in the afternoon.
Black Tern 4 juvenile - when Pete checked they were mainly on No.1 outfall. When Janet looked a little later, there were initially 2 on both outfalls, but one joined the two on No.2 and the other bird on No.1 "disappeared" (as it is wont to do).
Janet took some good shots, and as ever with Janet's pictures best opened to see the detail.
|This one has a decent sized shrimp and is holding it by its antennae|
|Juvenile Black Tern with a Black-Headed gull behind|
|The three Black Terns that ended up on No.2 outflow|
|Low flying Pink-Footed geese flying south|
Heysham skear - low water 16:25 (MD)
Great Crested Grebe 3
Red Breasted Merganser 11 - all female/immature
Eider 5 - all males in various stages of moult to breeding plumage.
|Male Eider moving to breeding plumage|
Little Egret 7
Curlew only a few seen today <20
Ringed Plover 17
Knot c1,500 - these are some of them coming in to land, just ahead of a heavy shower.