Nice day, but not a lot happening.

Very light winds early on from NNW - NNE, swung to WNW by late morning and pretty much stayed there for the rest of the day, freshening slight. Sunshine in the morning with very heavy clouds in the afternoon but rain just about held off.

Heysham Skear - low water 10:25 (MD)
We are now on neap tides and not much of the skear was exposed.
Eider 55
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Shag 1 - assumed 2nd calendar year - feeding on north side
Curlew 9
Whimbrel 8
Turnstone 5
Knot 1
The (mainly) Herring gulls were feeding on the seed mussels, but the sea being flat calm and clear, allowed them to collect while under water, presumably helping to wash some of the mud off the seed mussels. There were c250 in this group, not all in the clip, and there were two other similar sized feeding groups.