My first seawatch for ages this morning. Up early and at Whitburn Obs for 05.30. Some excellent birds over a calm sea, Arctic Skua, Bonxie, Great Northern Diver and Avocet were the star birds. The Avocet was only the second ever past the Obs. A goods supporting cast with 60+ Manx Shearwater and loads of Sandwich Tern. The full selection on Paul's Blog.
All very quiet in Gateshead, but Dingy Skipper at Burdon Moor were new for the year.