First Sanderling moving through

WSW to SW fresh wind all day, mainly overcast, but a bit of evening sunshine.

Seawatch report from Pete:
A load of medium/low cloud, as opposed to the ideal sharp showers mixed with clear spells probably put the lid on seabirds.  It seems like what there was piled into the bay on the very early stages of the incoming tide and, for eg, all but three Raz/Guille off Heysham 0635-0845 were outbound - quite astonishing given the wind direction and speed were favourable: 
23 Gannet
1 Sanderling
5 Razorbill
1 Guillemot
1 Great crested grebe 
15 Dunlin and the three Raz/Guille
2cy Shag roosting wooden jetty high tide.
Off the Stone Jetty 
flocks of 30 plus 40 Kittiwake 
Red-Throated Diver early on.

South shore mid morning (MD)
Curlew flock of 12 flew from saltmarsh towards Potts corner.
Wheatear 5 - the 3 seen close by were large birds
Rock Pipit 1 on Red Nab, later along sea wall.
Linnet 18 feeding on Ocean Edge grass/foreshore plus 6 between lighthouse and waterfall - Some of the Ocean Edge Linnet feeding on dandelion seeds.