The early bird………..probably should have been a bit earlier!

The quite fresh wind initially from SE later moving to south. Plenty of sunshine till late morning then overcast. Steady rain starting by early evening.

Seawatch report from Pete:
Sea HeySham north wall 0650-0800.  
Most in the first 25 mins - should have started earlier: 
1 Little Tern
2 plus 6 Manx Shearwater
51 outbound Sandwich Tern (no bloggers)
5 Gannet
14 Guillemot
11 Razorbill
15 Common Scoter
5 Kittiwake
Nice to get Razorbill and Guillemot all in identifiable range.  Tomorrow hopefully multiple skuas

South shore late morning (MD)
Wheatear 2 male and female, both large birds (larger size at this time of year suggesting "northern" birds)
Female Wheatear 

Linnet 6 each on saltmarsh and near lighthouse 
Rock Pipit 3 - 1 on Red Nab, 2 near the lighthouse.

Middleton Nature Reserve - mid afternoon (MD)
I managed a full circuit, hoping to see some insects, but the sun steadfastly refused to shine.
Mute Swan - oh dear, this isn't good...... on the outward leg there were two adult on the main pond, the female sitting. Another two adult near the nest site on the "no swimming" pond, and a single adult on the Tim Butler pond. But the "no swimming" pond pair have hatched their chicks, and the male had decided that he wanted to return to the main pond. On my return the aggressive male had the main pond male pinned down, while his mate waited with her cygnets. The main pond female was still sitting, but I doubt the aggressive male will tolerate her for long. 
The "no swimming" pond female with her cygnets (at least 7) now on the main pond.
I'll spare you the images of the main pond male being attacked by the aggressive male
Moorhen 5
Coot 5 adult plus 2 young chicks - as fluffy balls of feathers go, you have to say that Coot chicks spectacularly fail to be "cute". Mum really puts them through their paces here.